Garlic Scape Meatballs

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Garlic Scape Meatballs

I have made many variations on the meatball theme, of which this is one of my favorites. Original recipe by Claire Fitts.


  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup puréed garlic scapes
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil or butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


Preheat oven to 375 °F and grease a baking sheet. Sautée the onion, scapes, olive oil, and 1 tsp. salt over medium heat, until soft. Let cool and add to a bowl with the beef, bread crumbs, eggs, pepper, cream cheese, and additional salt. Mix thoroughly and form into roughly 24 balls of 1 to 11/2 inches each. Space them evenly on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

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