Saturday, November 8, 2014

Apple Butter Meatballs .

It's already time to use some of that fresh apple butter that I made and what better way to use them but for snacks for watching football and hockey.  And the sauce is so delicious that I'm going to make some ribs with the same simple recipe.

Apple Butter Meatballs

1# extra lean ground beef
1 large egg
1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp parsley
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Place all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl.  Hand mix until all the ingredients are combined.  Form into 1 1/2" meatballs.  Bake on a baking sheet for 25 minutes at 350°.  Place in a crock pot or large saucepan that has the following combined in ~

1/2 cup apple butter
1/2 cup bbq sauce ~ I used Minnesota Lakes BBQ Sauce

Stir to coat the meatballs and allow to cook for at least 15 minutes before serving.