A few years ago I looked in Julia Child’s, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, to see what she would do with ground beef. So I tried her Bifteck Hache a la Lyonnaise and I fell in love. I never knew that ground beef could taste so good. It was like a poor man’s fancy steak dinner. Ever since then I have always gravitated towards that flavor profile because not only is it delicious it’s also simple. In Julia’s original recipe she sautees onions but I wanted to make this recipe quick and easy so I opted for onion powder instead. I also made the math pretty with this recipe. I used 3 lbs of ground beef so that measurements can be easily converted to any number of pounds you use. Simply remember that 3 teaspoons equals 1 tablespoon and the math always works out.
I have made this recipe more than once and I absolutely love it because the meatballs are delicious and they pair with nearly any cuisine. You can cover them with barbecue sauce for a party, put them into a sandwich, use them with zoodles, spaghetti squash, or your favorite pasta, or you can eat just as they are with a side of your favorite vegetables.
If you’re going to freeze the meatballs I’d freeze them on a baking sheet and then put them into an airtight storage container. A vacuum sealer is perfect if you plan on keeping them for a long time. They disappear quickly in my house so they never make it to the freezer.
For the ingredients and method for this recipe, please go to https://jensprimalhealth.com/aip/bifteck-hache-a-la-lyonnaise-meatballs/