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This Texas style, spicy meatball appetizer is sure to ‘wow’ the crowd!
Recipe Source: Quaker Maid
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided use
3 tbsp flour
1 tbsp chipotle chili powder
11.2 oz) boxes Mama Lucia Sausage Meatballs partially thawed
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 onion, peeled & chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
2 oz) cans diced tomato in juices
1 tsp each, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Garnish with 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped and 1 cup grated Monterey Jack Cheese. Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil in Dutch oven or large stock pot. Mix flour and chili powder together in flat blow. Roll Mama Lucia Sausage Meatballs made with beef in flour mixture to coat and place in pot in single layer to brown. Cook until brown on all sides about 3 minutes. Remove browned meatballs from pot and place in bowl. Heat remaining tbsp of oil and better in pot and when melted add onion, garlic and chipotle peppers to pot and cook and stir for four minutes. Scrape bottom and sides to loosen bits. Reduce heat to low and add tomatoes, salt and pepper, return browned meatballs to pot and cook over low, stirring occasionally for 40 minutes. Liquid should be mostly evaporated and creating a thick sauce. Garnish with chopped cilantro and grated cheese.