Monday, September 19, 2011

Meatball Monday: Jalapeno-Cheeseburger Meatballs


This recipe was totally inspired from my butcher. They have a HUGE assortment of meat – from marinated chicken breasts to alligator tail to the best darn steaks I have ever seen behind a glass case. When I first got my BBQ meatball basket the first place I went was my butcher, no joke. I got ground chicken, ground pork and ground beef with jalapeno and cheddar cheese. Of course I couldn't have their recipe, so I made my own. :)

This recipe would also be great to use with a sloppy joes or tacos instead of meatballs. If you like spicier food I would skip step 2 of sautéing and just add the raw jalapenos and garlic to the ground beef. The chopped cheese that is called for in the recipe is real easy - all I did was shred some cheese and then chop it with a knife. Easy as pie. (Actually easier!)


Not much to write today – just busy with life. :)

Jalapeno-Cheesebuger Meatballs
Ingredients
1 lb ground beef
2/3 cup colby jack, chopped
1/4 cup jalapenos, seeded and diced
1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400, grease baking sheet
2. Heat olive oil in skillet on medium-high heat. Add garlic and jalapenos, saute until jalapenos are soft and garlic is turning golden. Let cool - about 15 minutes
3. Combine ground beef, cheese and jalapeno mixture together. Season with salt and pepper
4. Form 1 inch meatballs and evenly space on baking sheet
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until starting to turn golden-brown
6. Enjoy!

5 comments:

Aimee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Woohoo! It's meatball Monday :D Loving your take on these meatballs. Never knew you could be so creative with meatballs! Can't wait for next Monday :)

Jess said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for following!

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These look delicious! I want to grab them with a tooth pick and dip them first in Buffalo Sauce and then in ranch dressing....Thinking of you and I hope you are well~

Lindsey@Lindselicious said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oooh these look so good! Love the jalapeno and cheese in these meatballs.

Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi,

I'm back to read your post and look at the pictures. I'm still swooning over your End-of-Summer-Oyster-Party post. It's the best blog post I've seen. I became a member of your blog and look forward to seeing more.

Although I eat only seafood, I loved what you shared about your butcher. It's so important to have a trusted and knowledgeable provider for your food. My fish monger is one of the most important men in my life!

Have a great week.

Cheers,
Alaiyo

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