Meatballs with Jalapenos

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.

Comments

Rain said…
They look great. I'm a big meatball fan! Great idea to use them as sliders!
Susan said…
I am hoping to have excess jalapenos (is there such a thing?) and I will definitely add them to meatballs. I love meatballs and keep them in the freezer for those nights when I don't feel like cooking.
Squeeeeeeee! You had me at jalapenos, woman. I am a fire eater. It comes from living in El Paso near the Tex/Mex border for close to 36 years. My brother and I were the only two fire-eaters in the house and I was the main fire-eater cook for the both of us. My mom, dad and sissy siblings hate hot or spicy food.
I haven't made meatballs in ages. I think I should!
Guillaume said…
I am always hungry reading you and watching the pictures you upload.
Kay said…
Oh wow! This looks very delicious. I'm afraid I just bought some ready-made chicken meatballs today from Costco. Sigh... I wish I could cook like you.
TARYTERRE said…
you just made me hungry. these look scrumptious.
Dena said…
When you say ground pork -- do you have regular pork grounded or do you use sausage....
thanks,

jaz@octoberfarm said…
i just use regular ground pork.