Sweet and Spicy Meatballs are a fan favorite. We did these for MealFit Ready This week and they were a huge hit. The Chipotle Peppers in adobo sauce can be found in the Hispanic Section.
I should’t really call these Sweet and “Spicy,” because the “spice” I added to them isn’t “hot.” Does that make sense? I really don’t care if it does or not because these are damn good.
I really wasn’t expecting much, but after taste-testing one … ahem a few … I was pleasantly surprised.
Prep Time: 15-20 min
• 1/2 lb. of ground beef
• 1/2 lb. of ground pork
• 2 tbsp. of butter
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 2 tbsp. of soy sauce
• 3 tbsp. of raw honey
• 1 tbsp. of finely minced chipotle in adobo peppers
• Olive oil
• 1 head of broccoli, rinsed and cut into bite-size pieces
• 6 to 8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled,
• 8 oz. cheddar cheese, cut into very small chunks
• ½ c. red onion, chopped finely
• ½ c. raisins or dried cranberries
• ½ c. halved cherry tomatoes (optional)
• 1 c. mayonnaise
• 2 tbsp. white vinegar
• ¼ c. honey
• Pinch of salt and pepper
• Mix together beef and pork, add salt and pepper.
• Make into tablespoon size meatballs.
• In large skillet over medium heat cook the meatballs until browned and cooked through.
• Remove meatballs and add in soy sauce honey and chipotle and bring to a bubble.
• Add back in the meatballs and toss till sauce is thickened and meatballs are well coated.
• Once you have cut the broccoli, cheese, onion and bacon into small bite-size pieces, mix them
all together with raisins or cranberries in a large bowl.
• In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, honey and vinegar until well combined. If
using tomatoes,add to dressing mixture.
• Pour dressing over vegetable and cheese mixture and stir together.
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