Monday, February 6, 2012

Star Wars Darth Maul Meatballs

My husband came up with the name for these delicious, but very ugly meatballs. To entice our kids to eat their dinner my husband usually comes up with creative names for each dinner item. We are huge Star Wars fans so Darth Maul seemed appropriate for these meatballs. I found the recipe in my pressure cooker cookbook and after some adjustments put it to the test.

Although, the meatballs were ugly they did have great flavor and were perfect for Super Bowl night.

I placed them on a slice of fresh bread to make an open face sandwich. Let me know what your kids think.

Star Wars Darth Maul Meatballs


1 Pound ground beef
1/2 Cup uncooked rice (I used Mahatma, but would suggest using parboil rice instead)
1-2 Tbsp onion, finely chopped
1 Garlic clove, minced
1 Tsp salt
1/4 Tsp pepper
1 Tbsp parsley
1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
1 Can tomato soup
1 Cup water

Combine all ingredients except soup and water. Form into balls.

Mix soup and water in the pressure cooker pan.

Drop the meatballs in the pan. Cover and cook about 10 minutes after pressure cooker control jiggles. Cool according to the directions of your pressure cooker.

Great served over or in fresh bread or a hoagie topped with cheese. The side to our meatballs was roasted asparagus.

Roasted Asparagus


As much asparagus as you like
Olive oil
Garlic Powder

Place asparagus on baking sheet and toss with oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Broil until they cooked how you prefer. We cook them until the tips are dark, it makes them crispy.