Tangy Tequila Meatballs

Tangy Tequila Meatballs

Italian, Lunch, Tequila
Cooks in    Serves 8-10
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 lbs hot Italian sausage , removed from casings and and crumbled
  • 3/4 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup hot pepper jelly
  • 1/2 cup thick and smoky barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
Directions
  • Combine beaten eggs, onions, garlic, chili powder and salt.
  • Add sausage, beef and bread crumbs. Use hands to mix well.
  • Shape the meat mixture into 1″ balls and place on baking sheet.
  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet.
  • Working in batches, brown the meatballs on all sides.
  • Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • Combine marmalade, jelly, barbeque sauce, tequila, and lime juice in crock pot.
  • Add meatballs and stir to coat.
  • Cook, stirring often until jellies have melted and meatballs are cooked through. About 1 hour on high or 3 hours on low.

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