Spicy Olive Meatballs
These spicy meatballs will have kids asking for seconds-and everyone asking for your recipe.
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onion (1/4-inch)
- 1 1/2 Tbs minced garlic
- 1 1/2 Tbs dried oregano
- 1 cup sliced olives
- 1 1/4 lbs extra lean ground beef
- 3/4 lb ground pork
- 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 1 egg, beaten
- 1 egg white
- kosher salt and crushed red pepper flakes to taste
- 3 cups prepared marinara sauce
- Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a medium-sized sauté pan. Add onions and cook for 4-5 minutes until tender. Stir in garlic and oregano and continue cooking for 1 minute, then remove from heat. Mix in olives and set aside to cool slightly.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cooled olive mixture with beef, pork, breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Stir in eggs, and season to taste with salt and pepper flakes. Form into a dozen 3-inch meatballs and set aside on a clean plate. Heat remaining oil in a large high-sided sauté pan over medium high heat.
- Place each meatball into pan and brown for 4-6 minutes, turning occasionally until evenly seared. Pour marinara sauce over the top and bring to a boil. Cover, turn heat down to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes until heated through.
Calories from Fat 232 (51%)
(40%)Total Fat 26g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 20g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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