Creole Meatballs

Enjoy these Creole-style spicy ground beef meatball appetizers that are baked using Progresso® Italian Style Bread Crumbs in even less than an hour!

  • prep time 50 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 48

Ingredients

Meatballs

1
egg
1 1/2
lb. lean ground beef
1/2
cup Progresso® Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1/4
cup chopped onion
1/4
cup chopped green bell pepper
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon celery salt
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
(15-oz.) can tomato sauce

Sauce

2
tablespoons oil
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons currant jelly
1
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2
teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4
teaspoon garlic salt
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Beat egg in large bowl. Add ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, bell pepper, salt, celery salt, 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper and 2 tablespoons of the tomato sauce; mix well. Shape mixture into 48 (1 1/4-inch) meatballs, using about 1 tablespoon mixture for each. Place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  • 2 Bake at 400°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Meanwhile, heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. With wire whisk, stir in flour; cook and stir until mixture turns a deep, rich brown color. Stir in remaining tomato sauce and all remaining sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cook an additional minute, stirring constantly.
  • 4 Add cooked meatballs to sauce; stir gently to coat. Serve with cocktail toothpicks.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    45
    (
    Calories from Fat
    25),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    130mg
    130%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    2g
    2%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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