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Spicy meatballs

Spicy Meatballs

Forget fruit cake! What’s a holiday buffet without great meatballs?!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup corn flakes crushed
  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp. ketchup
  • 4 drops hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. prepared horseradish
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. MSG

Sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. MSG
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • Chopped green onion garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine first 11 ingredients into a large bowl.
  2.  Mix well and shape into 1 inch balls. 

  3. Sauté balls into butter until brown; drain and set aside. 

  4. Combine sauce ingredients, except green onion in a large saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. 

  5. Add meatballs and simmer 10 more minutes. Transfer to a chafing dish and keep warm. Garnish with green onion.

Recipe Notes

Popular brands for MSG that you can most likely find at your local grocery store in the spices/seasonings section: Accent, Ajinomoto or Vedan brand.

Recipe courtesy of Cooks.com

Photo credit: Flickr user, jay.tong