Magic Meatball Appetizer
Magic Meatball Appetizer - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition Facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
1 med onion -- chopped
4 cloves garlic -- chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup tomato sauce
2 cups beef broth
1/4 cup chipotles en adobo with sauce
2 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup onion -- finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro -- finely chopped
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1/3 cup ground Salsa Verde Doritos chips
1/4 tsp Calvins "Magic" Powder -- or more
1 egg -- beaten OR
1/4 cup egg substitute
salt and freshly ground black pepper
vegetable oil -- for frying
To make sauce: Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until they are lightly browned. Add the tomato sauce, broth, and the chipotles en adobo. Heat the mixture to just boiling and simmer for 20 minutes. Place the sauce in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth (I used a 2 qt saucepan and used my hand blender instead).
To make meatballs: Combine the turkey, onion, cilantro, bread crumbs, Dorito crumbs, Calvins powder, egg (or egg subs.), and salt and pepper. Gently mix, then form into small meatballs (about 1 inch). Pour a couple of tbsp oil in a heavy saucepan and fry the meatballs. Cook most of the way and then place in the oven at 350°F for 15 minutes to finish cooking. Remove and drain.
Return the sauce to the pan, add the meatballs to heat everything together and to mingle the flavors.
To serve: Place in a chafing dish, garnish with cilantro and serve accompanied with toothpicks.
Yield: 8 servings as an appetizer. I found it made about 42 meatballs just with 1 lb of meat. With 2 it will probably make about 84 meatballs.
Out of 42 meatballs there were only 6 left when I left the hot luck. Must've been good!© Jim Catanich
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"Delicious recipe! In a rush I was able to simmer for 45 mins and use some red wine that's been sitting in the cabinet. To make this healthier I used whole wheat thin spaghetti and no salt added cans except for the tomato paste." - zach g.
"Followed the recipe, and it was the best roast ever. I served it to four fiends, and they all wanted the recipe. We made sandwiches two days later and had the same results, best flavor for a sandwich from a pot roast ever." - glen r.
"I tried this today, minus the celery seed, added minced garlic. I only had thinly sliced, boneless, skinless chicken breast on hand, so used that. I loved it, and will try it again using different hot sauces (we have at least a dozen kinds in the pantry b/c of DH). DH enjoyed it, as well as my ... " - miss tinkerbell