I made my kids a bunch of jalapeno meatballs this morning. they have been on a real meatball kick lately. They eat them in salads but mostly they just eat them plain. Meatballs are a big thing in restaurants right now. They are offered with different seasonings and different meats. Who doesn't like a good meatball?
Right now I have a ton of peppers especially jalapenos. It's been a good year for peppers. I decided to add some to this recipe. If you cut the membrane out and remove the seeds, these add no heat.
This recipe makes 70 meatballs. Mix 2 pounds of ground pork with 1
pound of ground beef. Add 5 eggs, 2 cups of bread crumbs, 1 T. oregano,
1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, 2 T. minced parsley, 1/3 C. milk, 1 grated medium onion, 1/2 C. parmesan cheese, 6 cloves of grated garlic mixed into 1/3 C. melted butter. I added 3 minced jalapenos to this.
Mix this loosely and form them into 1 inch balls. I use an ice cream scoop to do this. Place them on a greased cookie sheet and bake them for 23 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Let them sit for 5 minutes or so before serving. These freeze well too.
They also make great sliders when placed on small buns and topped with provolone cheese.