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Ready for meatballs like you’ve never had before? If you want something that packs more punch than traditional Italian meatballs then try this flamin’ hot bbq meatballs recipe from Jack Daniel’s. Warning – it isn’t for the faint-hearted!

meatballsIngredients:

Meatballs

2 tbsp olive oil

150g onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

Red chilli finely chopped – optional

900g freshly minced beef

2 tsp Italian herbs, dried

1 egg, beaten


50g breadcrumbs, fresh

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Extra Hot BBQ sauce

3 tbsp olive oil

110g/4oz onion, finely diced

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp sugar

salt and freshly ground black pepper

400g can chopped tomatoes

220ml (a bottle) Jack Daniel’s® Extra Hot Habanero Barbecue Sauce

150g mozzarella/parmesan grated

Garlic bread

Method:

Meatballs

Heat two tbsp of olive oil in a heavy stainless steel saucepan over a gentle heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes stirring throughout, until soft and translucent. Allow to cool.

In a large bowl, mix the minced beef with the cooled cooked onion and garlic mixture. Add the herbs, chilli (optional), breadcrumbs and beaten egg and season with salt and pepper and mix well.

Divide the mixture into approximately 24 and make into firmly rolled balls. Cover the meatballs and refrigerate until ready to cook.

Heat a frying pan with olive oil and seal the meatballs on a medium to hot heat turning once browned. Turn down the heat to medium to low and cook through for about 10 minutes.

Extra hot sauce

Heat the olive oil in a stainless steel saucepan. Add onion and the crushed garlic and cook on a medium to low heat until soft and translucent. Add the chopped tomatoes & Jack Daniel’s® Extra Hot Habanero Barbecue Sauce. Cook the sauce on a simmering low heat uncovered for approximately 30 minutes.

Assembly

When meatballs are cooked, put them into an ovenproof dish with the extra hot sauce. Taste and balance the seasoning sugar, salt and freshly ground pepper. Top with grated mozzarella/parmesan. Place under a preheated grill until the cheese has melted.

Serve the Flamin’ Hot Meatballs with fresh warm garlic bread.

 For more information about Jack Daniel’s BBQ sauces, visit jackdanielsbbqsauces.com

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