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Sweet and Spicy Mini Meatballs Recipe

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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Sweet and Spicy Mini Meatballs Recipe

Yields: serves many
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef (hamburger)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs*
2 tablespoons red chile flakes
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon olive oil 
1 tablespoon butter
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup honey
14 cup soy sauce
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
Cooked Rice (optional - see below)

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, chile flakes, and salt. 

To make uniform meatballs, pat out the entire meat mixture into a rectangular shape and score the mixture into equal squares of the size desired for the meatballs. Roll each of these “squares” into a ball and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until there is no pink in the center of the meatballs.

While the meatballs are baking, start the tomato sauce. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the butter and olive oil. Add the minced garlic and sauté until the garlic becomes translucent. Stir in the honey, soy sauce, and tomato sauce; mixing well. Bring just to a low boil and then lower the heat to simmer. When the meatballs are cooked, remove from oven, and then from the baking sheet. Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce mixture; gently stir to coat the meatballs well. Allow the meatballs to simmer over low heat for approximately 15 minutes. 

You are now ready to serve these delicious meatballs! You have a choice to serve over the rice or to use an appetizer: 

To serve over rice:  In a medium saucepan, bring two (2) cups of water, 1 cup of rice, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt just to a boil; then turn heat to low and cover. Let simmer approximately 20 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Serve the meatballs and sauce over the rice. 

Appetizer:  Serve the mini meatballs with serving picks as an appetizer.

by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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VanBurren
by Beth on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:26 PM

 Aren't they cute?!! 

amy7243
by Amy on Apr. 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM

 Mmm~these sound scrumptious!!!

Flaca43
by Platinum Member on Apr. 26, 2012 at 4:18 AM
Mmm...more meatballs! The kids and I love sweet and sour chicken...I bet we would like these too!
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Lissamia4
by New Member on Apr. 26, 2012 at 7:53 AM
That does sound really good
snuggiewoogie
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

 I have not had Mini Meatballs in awhile but I also love them with Barbeque Sauce on them........ Mmmm!

aidansmommy219
by Platinum Member on Apr. 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

 That's a great picture! They look yummy!! I wouldn't even need the rice lol

gmadiane
by Silver Member on Apr. 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

sounds good

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Apr. 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

LOL me either! 

Quoting aidansmommy219:

 That's a great picture! They look yummy!! I wouldn't even need the rice lol


Dabberdoo
by Gold Member on Apr. 28, 2012 at 8:01 AM
That loos good. I've never made meatballs.
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C_Medlin
by Casey on Apr. 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM
Sounds sooo yummy. Thanks!!!!
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