As I mentioned a while back, I had a Pampered Chef party recently. It was wonderful having some friends over for the party, and now I have been having fun trying out my new products.
Last night, I tried out my new Pampered Chef Medium Bar Pan. The pan normally retails for $25, but I got it for 60% off as a host benefit from my Pampered Chef consultant, Rose Cardone Slack. I bought the pan because I have very little to cook on in the oven. I have a few old cookie pans that I usually cover with foil when I cook meat in the oven. I figure that I can use the Pampered Chef bar pan, which is made of stone and is said to evenly distribute heat and be great for both baking and cooking, for everything from cooking meatloaf to baking cookies.
I was feeling rather tired yesterday, so I decided to make an easy meal of spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. I figured making meatballs first on the pan was a good idea, since the directions with the pan recommended making something greasy when first using the pan to help season the bar pan and make it more non stick.
Since I bought the medium sized bar pan and not the large Pampered Chef bar pan, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to fit too many meatballs on the pan. But, luckily, I was able to use a full pound of beef for my meatballs and every meatball had plenty of room on the pan. Before baking the meatballs, I sprayed the bar pan with a cooking spray, according to Pampered Chef’s directions.
After dinner, I was worried that cleaning the pan would be difficult, since Pampered Chef recommends not using soap on its Pampered Chef stoneware. But, cleanup was a cinch. I just used hot water and the scraper that Pampered Chef provided with the pan, and it looked as good as new!
Meatball Recipe for Pampered Chef Pan
This is the recipe I used for my meatballs. I didn’t have fresh herbs on hand, so I used dried ones instead, and the meatballs came out just fine.
1 lb. ground meat
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dried Oregano
1 tablespoon garlic power
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Directions: Beat eggs with milk. Add bread crumbs, cheese, herbs and spices to ground meat and add in the milk and egg mixture. Mix the ingredients with clean hands and form the meat into golf-ball sized balls. Lightly spray Pampered Chef bar pan with cooking spray and add meatballs. Cook in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through. Enjoy!