Another #TwoIngredientGame recipe! Let’s just hop right to it. The peoples suggested jelly and ground beef. I think meatballs are a great way to have them…but not those Swedish meatballs that everyone loves. I love them too. But, I wanted to give a nice twist. I used grape jelly because the sugar in the jelly is what I needed to offset the spicy in the sauce. Oh, and to ensure the meatballs were super moist, I used Hawaiian rolls that were soaked in milk aaaaaaaand I also used ground beef and mixed it with Italian sausage! Flavor…on top of flavor…on top of flavor!
Here’s the recipe!
Spicy BBQ Meatloaf Meatballs
-1/2 pound of ground beef
-1/2 pound of bulk Italian sausage
-1 stalk of celery
-1/4 large onion
-1/2 green bell pepper
-2 cloves of garlic
-1 teaspoon of salt
-1 teaspoon of pepper
-1/2 tablespoon of oregano
-1/2 tablespoon of basil
-2 Hawaiian rolls soaked in milk (drain the milk)
1. Using a food processor, mix the celery, onion, bell pepper, and garlic together and pulse until very well minced.
2. Add the vegetables to a large bowl. Then add the ground beef, sausage, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and Hawaiian rolls to the bowl. Mix well to combine and form into 1/2 inch sized meatballs.
3. Roast in the oven (350 degrees) for about 12 minutes or until the meatballs have cooked through.
For the sauce
-1 cup of BBQ sauce
-1/2 cup of ketchup
-6 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
-4 dashes of tobacco sauce (or more if you like it spicier)
-1/2 cup of grape jelly
-1 garlic clove, grated
-2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1. Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pot. Simmer on the stove for 15 minutes until nice and thick.
Listen, for the slaw – you don’t even need a recipe. I made the dressing. I took a few spoonfuls of mayo and a few spoonfuls of sour cream and mixed it with a little sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, a splash of apple cider vinegar and fresh squeezed lime juice. Then, I mixed that with pre-made cole slaw mix and chilled it in the fridge until I was ready to use it.