Normally you won't find me making meatballs from scratch very often. Somehow when I turn them in the pan almost half of them fall apart. That's how I know I really got it together with this recipe- not a single one broke open while turning! I'll admit to being quite proud of how these turned out.
Don't let the title frighten you off! These have a flavorful and slightly sweet bite to them without overpowering the dish. These would make a delicious cheesy meatball sub, a spicy appetizer, or a great twist to the traditional spaghetti and meatball night.
Ready? Let's start cooking!
- 1 lb. Ground Beef
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 small onion, minced well
- handful fresh spinach, chopped fine
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 heaping tablespoon Ghost Pepper Spread
- salt (I used our Basil Infused Sea Salt for added flavor)
- black pepper
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix well, pockets of breadcrumbs or onion will cause difficulty forming the balls. I used a cookie scoop to create meatballs uniform in size. Lightly grease a large frying pan and put on medium heat. Sear the meatballs and turn frequently until browned on all sides.
I love all the colors brought together by the hot peppers, spinach, and onions!
Next time I may even try stuffing these with a nice cheese to really get the crowd's mouths watering. Do you think a sharp cheddar or a creamy gouda would be best? Let us know if you try it!
A perfect way to warm up on a cold winter evening, we enjoyed these on a bed of buttered spaghetti noodles with some steamed broccoli. Simple and comforting.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!