Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hot Spiced Meatballs

Recipe from Elaine Moran

We made these for our tapas Christmas. They were an all-around hit. 

3/4 lbs. ground beef
3/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 1/2 T. onion, minced
1/2 t. prepared horseradish (we omitted this ingredient)
1 drop Tabasco sauce
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper

Combine all ingredients. Form into 3/4 inch meatballs. cook meatballs, pour off drippings.
        *Loosely form for tender and moist meatballs

3/4 cup catsup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
1 T. onion, minced
2 T. brown sugar
2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. dry mustard
1/4 t. pepper
1 1/2 t. salt
2 drops Tabasco sauce

Mix all ingredients. Pour over cooked meatballs. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Shake occasionally. Serve hot.

*Garnish with pineapple chunks

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