Peppers4Fun Meat Balls

Meat Balls not even close to how you think it is done. This is a fun dish to make and it is always enjoyed at gatherings and at home. 

We have to thank our friends at Debbone Vineyards for the yummy recipe. We appreciate the creativity of Lauren and Loretta who incorporated our Peach Mango Pepper Jam into this wonderful recipe. They used this recipe on there menu for several years.

Serve these saucy sweet and spicy meat balls with warmed baggettes,  French bread or on a soft roll. We even like having them hot and using toothpicks to pluck them from the pot.

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Now The Recipe

Meatball Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup fine bread crumbs (lightly toast the bread first)
  • ¼ c. chopped onions
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten 
  •  1 Tbsp. BBQ Sauce 
  •  ½ tsp. salt dash of pepper 
  •  ¼ tsp. black pepper 
  •  1 tsp. dehydrated scallion powder (from our homegrown scallions) ~ Optional 
  •  ¼ tsp. dill weed 
  •  1 tsp. Pepper-Licious Aji lemon yellow pepper powder

Mix the meatball ingredients together and shape into small meatballs. Get out a frying pan & add coconut oil, or your choice of oil, into the pan & fry the meatballs until browned. Then set aside for a bit until you make the sauce.

Meatball Sauce Ingredients 
(Credit to Lauren & Loretta at Debonne Vineyards for this sauce combination):

Mix the Peach Mango Pepper Jam & BBQ Sauce together & add to the meatballs ~ toss to coat the sauce on all the meatballs.

You can either cook the meatballs & sauce in a crockpot on the low setting for 1 hour, or until done. These meatballs are good served alone, or with just about anything such as rice, mashed potatoes or whatever sounds good to you. They are delicious & very flavorful! Bon Appetit!