Spicy Italian Meatballs

Ann McCue

By
@salsaqueen

OMG!!! these meatballs are fabulous. got the recipe from the Better Homes and gardens special interest "potluck" magazine.
they can be served as an appetizer or a meal (which I did by serving them over polenta(cornmeal)which was a good choice). You will love these! Can't wait for leftovers tonight!!


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Serves:

makes about 32 meatballs

Ingredients

1
egg, lightly beaten
1/2 c
fine dry bread crumbs (i used half plain and half italian)
1/4 c
onion, finely chopped
1/4 c
bottled pepperoncini salad peppers, finely chopped
1 tsp
italian seasoning, crushed
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 lb
bulk italian sausage (i used jimmy deans regular)

SAUCE

1
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1/2 c
finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
dried oregano, crushed
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine egg, bread crumbs,1/4 cup onion, pepperoncini peppers, Italian seasoning and 1 clove garlic. mix well. add the beef and sausage, mix until combined. shape mixture into 32 meatballs. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Drain well.
2
meanwhile in a 4-5 quart slow cooker combine crushed tomatoes, 1/2 cup onion, the vinegar, 2 cloves garlic, oregano and crushed red pepper. Mix.
Add baked meatballs to mixture and mix gently.
Cover and cook on low heat for 4 to 6 hours or on high heat for 2 to 3 hours. Skim fat from sauce before serving

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers, Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy