smoked italian meatballs
1 Teaspoon pepper
1 Teaspoon parsley
1 Teaspoon oregano
1 Teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 Teaspoon kosher salt
1 Teaspoon onion powder
1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Pound ground Italian sausage
1 Pound ground beef
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Cup breadcrumbs
In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients with hands until combined.
Once all ingredients are mixed, shape the mixture into 1-1/2 inch meatballs. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet leaving space between each meatball.
When ready to cook, set Z Grill temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Pellet Tube if available.
Place the meatballs directly on the grill grate and smoke for 20 minutes.
Increase the grill temperature to 350°F and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Serve meatballs over spaghetti noodles and top with your favorite marinara sauce. Enjoy!