Spicy Italian meatballs

Lynnda Cloutier


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    one egg, lightly beaten
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    1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
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    1/4 cup finely chopped onion
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    1/4 cup finely chopped bottled pepperoncini salad peppers
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    1 teaspoon italian seasoning, crushed
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    one clove garlic, minced
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    1 pound lean ground beef
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    1 pound bulk italian sausage
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    one can crushed tomatoes, 28 ounces
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    1/2 cup finely chopped onion, one medium
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    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
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    two cloves garlic, minced
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    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
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    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

How to Make Spicy Italian meatballs


  1. preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl mix egg, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup onion, pepperoncini peppers, Italian seasoning, and the one clove garlic; mix well and add ground beef and sausage; mix gently until combined. Shape mixture into 24 two inch meatballs. Place meatballs in a 15 x 10" baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes; drain well.
  2. Meanwhile in a 4-5 quart slow cooker combine crushed tomatoes, 1/2 cup onion, the vinegar, two cloves garlic, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Add baked meatballs to slow cooker; stir gently to coat.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting for four -- six hours or on high heat setting for two -- three hours. Skim fat from sauce before serving. Makes 24 meatballs.

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Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers

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