Fresh Salsa and Meatballs

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


A delicious summer dish!


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
20 Min


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    for the meatballs:
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    2 ¼ lbs of ground beef
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    3 slices of rye bread – soaked in milk
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    2 eggs
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    ¼ cup of parmesan cheese
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    ¼ cup of shredded mozzarella
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    ¼ cup of chopped italian parsley
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    ½ tsp. salt
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    ¼ tsp. black pepper
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    for the salsa:
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    3 bell peppers
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    1 pint of grape tomatoes
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    ½ onion
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    3 cloves garlic
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    ½ jalapeño
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    2 tablespoons of raisins
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    2 tablespoons honey
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    1 tablespoon capers
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    handful of fresh basil

How to Make Fresh Salsa and Meatballs


  1. For the Meatballs:
    Combine all of the above ingredients in a bowl and mix together well.

    Form into desired sized meatballs.

    Heat a large frying pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sauté the meatballs.
    When the meatballs are firm they are cooked.
  2. For the Salsa:
    Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

    Slice and place the tomatoes on a baking sheet. Bake 30-35 minutes. Set aside and let the peppers and tomatoes cool.

    When they are cooled place in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients and give a few good chops until the desired consistency is reached.

    Serve with the meatballs or fresh veggies and chips.

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About Fresh Salsa and Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #Meatballs

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