Flamin' hot BBQ meatballs in spicy tomato sauce with warm garlic bread

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This nice and spicy dinner recipe is perfect for a Saturday X-Factor night in...

Flamin' hot BBQ meatballs in spicy tomato sauce with warm garlic bread
This simple and tasty recipe uses tomatoes, garlic, chilli and onions to create a delicious gravy infused with a good dollop of Jack Daniel's spicy sauce. Serve with plenty of garlic bread and big spoonfuls of rice, stewed black beans or seasonal green veggies...

Flamin' hot BBQ meatballs

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • For the homemade meatballs:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 150g onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Red chilli finely chopped - optional
  • 900g freshly minced beef
  • 2 tsp Italian herbs, dried
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g breadcrumbs, fresh
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the extra hot BBQ sauce:
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 110g/4oz onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 220ml (a bottle) Jack Daniel’s Extra Hot Habanero Barbecue Sauce
  • 150g mozzarella/parmesan grated
  • Garlic bread

METHOD

For the meatballs, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a heavy stainless steel saucepan over a gentle heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes stirring throughout, until soft and translucent. Allow to cool.

In a large bowl, mix the minced beef with the cooled cooked onion and garlic mixture. Add the herbs, chilli (optional), breadcrumbs and beaten egg and season with salt and pepper and mix well.

Divide the mixture into approximately 24 and make into firmly rolled balls. Cover the meatballs and refrigerate until ready to cook.

Heat a frying pan with olive oil and seal the meatballs on a medium to hot heat turning once browned. Turn down the heat to medium to low and cook through for about 10 minutes.

To make the cheat's extra hot sauce, heat the olive oil in a stainless steel saucepan and add onion and the crushed garlic and cook on a medium to low heat until soft and translucent. Add the chopped tomatoes and a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Extra Hot Habanero Barbecue Sauce.

Cook the sauce on a simmering low heat uncovered for approximately 30 minutes.

To assemble everything together, put the meatballs into an ovenproof dish with the sauce.

Taste and balance the seasoning with sugar, salt and freshly ground pepper.

Top with grated mozzarella/parmesan. Place under a preheated grill until the cheese has melted.

Serve the meatballs with fresh warm garlic bread and rice.




Will you be giving this a try? For more info about Jack Daniel's sauces, click here.

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