Monday, April 23, 2012

Spicy Apple-Glazed Meatballs

When I decided to try this recipe it was for a couple of reasons.  First, I had all of the ingredients on hand, and second, this recipe looked to be rather frugal.  I had no idea how much my family and I would LOVE this spicy, garlicky goodness.  My husband and my sons talked about it for days afterward. I have to tell you these are the best meatballs I have ever tasted in my whole life!

Spicy Meatballs

1 egg
1/4 cup milk
2 slices bread, torn
1 lb. lean ground beef
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Apple Glaze

1 cup apple juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
6 green onions, sliced

  1. In large bowl whisk together egg and milk.  Add bread.  Let stand 10 minutes, just until bread is softened.  Add ground beef, garlic, black pepper, salt and cayenne pepper; mix thoroughly with hands or wooden spoon.  Shape beef mixture into about 48 one-inch balls.  
  2. In 12 inch skillet heat oil over medium heat.  Cook meatballs, half at a time, turning occasionally, until brown and crusty on the outside and no longer pink inside, about 6 minutes per batch.  Transfer meatballs to covered dish to keep warm.  Drain fat from skillet; wipe out skillet.
  3. For Apple Glaze, in bowl combine juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger and cayenne.  In the same skillet over medium heat cook and stir sauce until thickened and bubbly (should be at a full boil).  Cook and stir 2 minutes more.  Return meatballs to skillet to glaze and heat through.  Transfer to serving dish.  Top with green onions.
Super Delicious!!  :)

I'm linked up with chef in training today.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm these look SO good!!! Janelle just posted these on Comfy in the Kitchen - I just had to check out the recipe!! Now I have a craving for these :) Maybe tomorrow we'll be having meatballs for dinner lol!



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