Tapas Meatballs with Orange Glaze
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
Tasty. Needs more spice
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I cook the meatballs in a fry pan until all the pink is gone, and they turn out moist. Also, a way you could get around the jalapeno peppers is to buy several, wash, cut in half and take the seeds out. Put them in the freezer, along with other things like green onions that have been chopped. I do this with foods that I don't use that often.With the economy the way it is, I don't waste much of anything. With extra onions, I sauteed a bag of them in olive oil and bagged and froze them also. Great for soups!! Shred zuchinni and freeze it - You can squeeze lemons and put the juice in the small ice cube trays and pop them out and put them in a baggie. There's no limit to what you can store in small amounts .... it's so handy to be able to make a recipe at a moment's notice and have all the ingredients!!
I tried it with half orange marmalade and half apricot preserves. Didn't like it at all - it had no flavor. Are you sure you made it according to the recipe.
I made this recipe for a pot luck, where there was tons of food. There was a lot of leftovers, but not one meatball to be found. We even had left over pizza!! This has become a regular in our house - and now friends are requesting it at gatherings!Excellent!
Bonnie, I think this is a great recipe! I tried it with all orange marmalade and loved it. The next time I made it, I used the rest of the marmalade and some apricot jam - and it lost its tang. My husband and I love it - the suprise of feta cheese in the middle - wow, delicious!! I buy extra fresh jalapenos and wash, halve, deseed, and freeze them so I have them available all the time. Freezing seems to take a little of the bite out of them, and makes it just right. These are a regular at our house now. When my husband requests these, I know he really likes them!
The orange marmalade was weird. If I ever made it again I would try apricot or something.
This actually isn't a bad recipe, but I found it rather dry. If you read the ingredients, you can see there's very little liquid in it. That being said, I might make it again by adding some milk or even some extra orange juice to the meat mixture. It's also inconvenient to make if you don't happen to have a single jalapeno pepper handy! I suppose you could use some from a small can of jalapenos, but then you would need another recipe to use the leftover peppers. Just my thoughts on the subject, but this could be a good recipe with a little "tweaking" here and there.
Made these last night for the superbowl celebration...not good, I'm glad I had a lot of other choices.