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Fun “finger” food for the big game

These meatballs can be served warm or left at room temperature safely for 2 hours. The recipe was a suggestion from one of our retailers, Jeanne at Siesel’s Old Fashioned meats in San Diego. The thumb is a finger and as we always say, *if you don’t lick your fingers, someone else will!

Thumbprint Meatballs

    The Meatball:
  • 1 lb. ground meat (beef, pork, turkey or veal)
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice (or dry bread crumbs or crumbed crackers)
  • 1 XL egg
  • 1 Tbsp. Sauce Goddess spice rub (Latin Heat, Sweet Heat or Moroccan Twist)

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Brush oil on a cookie sheet or use non-stick.
  3. Combine the meatball mixture in a bowl using your hands to completely mix all the ingredients together.
  4. Roll into a 1-1 ½” balls.
  5. Press the center of each gently with your thumb creating a pocket for the filler.
  6. Fill the pocket with a small amount of pepper relish (or other filling).
  7. At this point you can close the meatball and not see the filling or leave it open so it looks like a thumbprint cookie.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes until meat is cooked. Please on a paper towel to absorb any excess grease.
  9. Plate and enjoy.

Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes ; Yield: about 12-15
Serving Size: one

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