Spicy Italian Meatballs

4
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!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Spicy Italian Meatballs

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

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About Spicy Italian Meatballs

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




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