Meatball Crepes

Meatballs enrobed in a thin crepe covered in your favorite pasta sauce and cheese. Meatball Crepes are something you and your kids will both enjoy!

Meatball Crepes
Have you ever heard of Meatball Crepes?  I know I hadn’t until I arrived at my brother’s home and my nephew said he would make them for our dinner one night while I was visiting.  He took a class on a cruise they went on last year and learned how to flip the crepe in the pan.  I was definitely game on for his cooking one night.  I was thinking “how cool, I’ve cooked with my brother in the kitchen, and now I get to cook with my nephew!”  What fun we had too!  We had a few crepes hit the floor and the laugh that gave my mother was priceless!
I think I never took so many photos of one thing in my life – or maybe my mom took more than I did!  I know we were really having a lot of fun and were excited that Austin wanted to cook!  Below is a progression of his making the meatballs and crepes.
 Meatball Crepes
Once all the crepes were made and it was time to assemble, I had Austin assemble his plate for me to photograph.  He did a pretty darn good job with the presentation too!
Now, how did they taste?  Excellent!  He did a great job all around and I actually tried something I had never heard of and now am excited to share it with you!
Meatball Crepes
Stay tuned for the dessert crepes – they required a little more help from me, but they turned out awesome too!

 

Meatball Crepes ala Austin
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Ingredients
  • For the Meatballs
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped herbs, (basil, oregano, parsley) – we used dried and went with 1 tsp basil, 1 tsp oregano, and 1 tbsp parsley)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (we kind of forgot this in the mixture!)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar of your favorite tomato pasta sauce
  • Savory Crepe Dough
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
To make the meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 355 degrees. In large bowl, mix together beef, onion, garlic, herbs, breadcrumbs, and egg until combined. Add a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Using an ice cream scoop, portion out the meatballs into round balls. Bake meatballs until cooked through (15-20 minutes).
To make the crepes:
  1. Mix dry ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients in a food processor until smooth. (we did this the old fashioned way – by hand with a whisk!).
  2. Spray small non stick pan with cooking spray. Pour enough batter to make a thin layer when the pan is swirled. Cook for minute on each side, or until golden brown. Put on a plate to cool until they are ready to be filled.
Assemble
  1. Place two meatballs in a line down the middle of the crepe (see recipe below), drizzle a little pasta sauce on top of the meatballs, roll the crepe and top with more mozzarella cheese and sauce.

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Meatball Crepes

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

9 Comments

  1. shar June 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    I've never had crapes with meat before. What a great idea, and that looks amazing.

  2. Pegasuslegend June 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Nice job Austin these look fabulous Shelby! Delcious!

  3. honeyb June 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Who needs pasta when you can just have crepes, especially when someone else makes them! Great photos!

  4. Fallon June 22, 2011 at 12:57 am - Reply

    What an interesting take on a savory crepe. Sounds delicious!

  5. The Germain Family June 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    These were fabulous, We made them with Turkey, with rosemary and sage and I fried garlic slices. YUM! Great idea and I loved your cook.

  6. Mads June 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Ooo meat crepes?!? I've seen breakfast crepes that were savory, but never meatballs. Very cool! I bet these are delicious.

  7. Kirstin July 17, 2011 at 3:30 am - Reply

    that sounds so yummy! I think my mom has a savory crepe recipe too…I'll have to dig it up

  8. Inspired by eRecipeCards August 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Whoop whoop and cooking with kids (even big kids) is my favorite thing to do! Just love the idea of these… EXCELLENT post!

  9. Carla December Ryan-Lamb February 5, 2015 at 1:09 am - Reply

    This. Turned. Out. Awesome.

    I served it with a dollop of sour cream, sliced scallions, and a side of creamy herbed mash. A family hit!!!!

    Thank you:)

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