Havanera Meatballs
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Havanera Meatballs

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Tender meatballs in a tangy tomato sauce makes this everyone's favorite weeknight dinner. A hearty, kid-friendly dish that will have them asking for more.

25 mins. to Prepare

45 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time

70 mins. Total

Servings: 16 servings, 2 meatballs per serving

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Directions

1

FOR MEATBALLS:
HEAT
1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.

2

ADD bell pepper, onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

3

COMBINE ground sirloin, breadcrumbs, egg, evaporated milk, mustard, coffee granules and bouillon in a large bowl. Add bell pepper mixture.

4

MIX ingredients thoroughly with hands. Shape into 32 (1-inch) meatballs. Lightly sprinkle with flour, covering all sides and set aside.

5

HEAT 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.

6

DECREASE heat to medium; fry meatballs in batches of 8 for 4 to 5 minutes, slowly turning to evenly brown all sides. After frying 2 batches, clean any oil/flour residue from skillet with paper towel.

7

HEAT remaining 2 tablespoons oil and continue to fry remaining meatballs.

8

FOR SAUCE:
HEAT
oil in large skillet over medium heat.

9

ADD onion and garlic; stir until onion is tender. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, sherry, sugar, bouillon and bay leaf. Stir well; cover. Decrease heat to low; cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

10

STIR in evaporated milk. Add meatballs to sauce and reheat for 5 minutes over medium-low heat. Remove bay leaf.

11

SPRINKLE with dried oregano and serve.

12

Add a chopped jalapeño to the meat mixture for a spicy variation.

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 16 servings, 2 meatballs per serving
Calories160
Calories from Fat70
 %Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1.5g7%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 280mg12%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Dietary Fiber 1g5%
Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A4%
Vitamin C20%
Calcium6%
Iron8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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