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Fireball Meatballs

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Yields: 1
Prep Time: 0 hours 15 mins
Total Time: 0 hours 30 mins
For the meatballs
1 lb.

ground beef


large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 c.



garlic cloves, minced

1/4 tsp.


kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp.

vegetable oil

For the sauce
2 c.

barbecue sauce

1/4 c.


3 tbsp.

tomato paste

2 tbsp.

brown sugar

1 tbsp.

Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp.

garlic powder

1/2 tsp.

red pepper flakes

1 tsp.

Chopped chives, for garnish

  1. In a large bowl, combine beef with egg, breadcrumbs, garlic and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper. Roll into small balls, about the size of ping pong balls.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce, Fireball, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Whisk until fully combined and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Cook meatballs until they are browned on all sides, then add sauce. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Garnish with chives and serve.
Chelsea Lupkin
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