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Sweet Spicy Meatballs

Get the deets on a Nolke family secret recipe. Two hints: Cilantro and chili flakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all meatball ingredients together.
  2. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet covered in parchment.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. For the sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened slightly.
  7. To serve, add the meatballs to the sauce and cover completely.