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Hot Tamale Meatballs

 Hot Tamale Meatballs
"This zippy appetizer is my family's favorite dish using cumin," reports Darlene Babineaux of Arabi, Louisiana.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups tomato juice, divided
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 pound Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup tomato juice, cornmeal, 1 tablespoon
  • cumin, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, garlic and
  • cayenne. Add the beef and sausage and mix well. Shape into 1-1/4-in.
  • balls.
  • In a dutch oven, combine the remaining tomato juice, cumin, chili
  • powder and salt; bring to a boil. Add meatballs; cover and simmer
  • for 45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8-10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 156 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 650 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

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Hot Tamale Meatballs (continued)

Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.