Friday, December 27, 2013
Tangy Apple BBQ Cocktail meatballs
These cocktail meatballs are the perfect combination of BBQ flavors with sweet tangy apple! They are
perfect as an appetizer since they will please most guests.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 3 (as a meal) or 6 (as appetizer)
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ onion, chopped1 apple, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup tomato sauce
3 tablespoons coconut aminos
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons mustard
½ teaspoon sea saltdash red pepper (optional
1. In a large bowl, mix together the beef, onion, egg, garlic, and sea salt. Form mixture into 1" balls and pan-fry them over medium-high heat. Fry for about 10 minutes, rotating every few minutes. Rotate them carefully so they don't fall apart. Set them aside
2. In a medium frying pan, add the olive oil, onion, and apple. Sauté over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, mustard, garlic powder, sea salt, and red pepper (if you like a little kick of spice). Simmer for 5 more minutes. Add the mixture to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
3, Add the sauce and meatballs back to the pan and cook over low heat until ready to serve. Enjoy!