The Meatball Snowman

The Meatball SnowmanWe haven’t gotten much snow in Milwaukee so far this winter, so in lieu of being able to build a snowman in my front yard I instead decided to build one in my kitchen… out of five pounds of meatballs.

The meatball snowman started with a package of ground chuck that I bought from Sam’s Club. I then added some eggs and breadcrumbs to the meat to help it stay together while it was being cooked, formed it into three giant meatballs and tossed them in the oven.

Once the meatballs were done cooking I went to work decorating the snowman. I originally planned to hold him together using toothpicks, but due to the sheer size of this thing I ended up using some kabob sticks that I had left over from grilling out in my back yard this past summer.

As soon as I had the meatballs stacked up I went to work decorating the meatball snowman with Parmesan cheese to give him a nice snow effect, a bacon scarf, hot dog arms, a top hat and a nose that I carved out of a chunk of Velveeta and tomato eyes and buttons.

After he was all decorated and I snapped some pictures (I threw the beer and Stoli bottles in so you could get an accurate idea of just how big a five pound meatball snowman really is) and then proceeded to make a sandwich out of half of his delicious meatball head, the bacon scarf and the Velveeta cheese hat and nose.

8 Comments on The Meatball Snowman

  1. AJ
    January 24, 2011 at 10:05 am (13 years ago)

    Dude… You’re CRAZY!!!

  2. nichole
    January 24, 2011 at 10:16 am (13 years ago)

    That’s awesome.

  3. Mel
    January 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm (13 years ago)

    Only slightly disgusting with the RAW bacon scarf.

    • Nick
      January 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm (13 years ago)

      I cooked the bacon a little bit, but then I was worried that it would get too crispy and would break when I wrapped it around him if I cooked it any more.

  4. Insanewiches
    February 6, 2011 at 9:01 pm (13 years ago)

    Nick, this is awesome! I’d lay it down in a bun, cover it in tomato sauce, and wolf it down: snowman meatball sub!

  5. Flyin Brian
    October 16, 2011 at 10:49 am (13 years ago)

    Dude, LMFAO this is money awesome creativity Nick!! Rock on Meatball snowman I will have to give this a try and build one soon since winter is upon us.

  6. kathe
    October 28, 2011 at 10:08 am (13 years ago)

    dude you just gave me an incredible idea for mini snowmen meatloaves iced with mashed potatos for a holiday dinner!!!that is so cool..

    • Nick
      October 28, 2011 at 11:02 am (13 years ago)

      That’s awesome! If you end up making them take a couple pictures. I’d love to see them!


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