Re: Spicy meatballs recipe wanted - what's yours?
Spicy Chicken and Mango Meatballs:
Green onion, chopped fine
Clove of fresh garlic, pressed.
Red and yellow sweet peppers, chopped very fine
Jalepeńo or other hot chili, chopped fine
Fresh mango, chopped fine. I've done this with peaches or nectarines as well.
Juice of fresh lime
Leftover roasted corn is a good addition, if you have any.
Spice to taste - I usually use Penzey's jerk mix, but even just black pepper will do.
I've not given proportions - this is a 'cook by feel' recipe.
A trick for meatballs if you want to avoid the mess of frying:
Use a greased mini muffin pan, one meatball per muffin slot. Bake in oven. Or if you want to cut the fat even further and don't mind flattening the meatballs a bit so that they don't roll around, bake them on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper.
If the mixture is too dry, add a bit more zucchini, maybe some chopped tomatoes or even a spoonful of plain joghurt.
FYI, the basic Midwestern Meatball or Meatloaf recipe, mom's go-to clean out the fridge meal, is:
Breadcrumbs or oatmeal
Any and all leftover veggies, chopped fine.
Last edited by meloncollie; 08.08.2015 at 08:06.