Fireman Bob's Dinner in a 3 Inch Ball

Bob Cooney


Yes I have a couple of great meat ball creations, but You never stop creating when You LOVE MEAT BALLS !!!!!!!

There is nothing better then a great tasting Meat Ball !!!

Well this just might be the item to beat it.... Time for some Meatsa Balls done the Firemans' way !!!!

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6 to 8 ( can be frozen )
20 Min
40 Min


1 lb
lean ground angus beef
1 lb
ground sausage - your choice spicy or mild ( i prefer spicy lol )
1 lb
ground veal
1 large
ancho chile pepper - roasted and chopped
4 large
eggs - beaten
1 bunch
cilantro - chopped fine
2 tsp
fresh oregano leaves - chopped fine
2 tsp
smoked cumin
3 c
panko bread crumbs
6 clove
garlic - minced
1 tsp
course sea salt - or to taste
1 tsp
fresh cracked black pepper - or to taste
3/4 lb
new york sharp cheddar cheese - cubed
5 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil - divided
1 lb
angel hair pasta - cooked per package directions

How to Make Fireman Bob's Dinner in a 3 Inch Ball


  • 1This one is very simple my Friends....
  • 2Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, except for the cheese and oil.

    Now, Take enough of the meat mixture to form 3 inch balls.

    Taking the ball, and opening it, press a chunk of the cheese into the center and reform the ball.
  • 3In a large skillet, place the balls in the heated 3 tablespoons ofoil and seer all sides of the ball.

    Place balls in a large pan, pour enough water to come up about 1/4 of the way up the pan.

    Yes, You will be cooking these in the water bath.
  • 4Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 to 40 minutes

    While balls are baking, cook the pasta using 2 tablespoons of the oil.

    Top the pasta with your favorite sauce, or You can always pour Browned Butter over the pasta and savor the experience!!!
  • 5Serve with a crusty bread and green salad for an extraordinary meal !!!!

    ENJOY !!!!

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About Fireman Bob's Dinner in a 3 Inch Ball

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American