How to Make Spicy Meatballs

My guide on Italian meatballs has been very popular. Here's a completely different meatball recipe. Don't let the long supplies list scare you off!

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How to Make Spicy Meatballs Recipe
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1
Chop the onion and the garlic.

Chop the onion and the garlic.

2
Add the chipotle paste and the egg..

Add the chipotle paste and the egg..

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..as well as the tomato paste.

..as well as the tomato paste.

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Add the sambal oelek, or if you like me realize you don't have any, add chili flakes instead.

Add the sambal oelek, or if you like me realize you don't have any, add chili flakes instead.

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Add beef broth, paprika powder and black pepper.

Add beef broth, paprika powder and black pepper.

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Add cream and thyme.

Add cream and thyme.

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Now use your handmixer to blend these ingredients.

Now use your handmixer to blend these ingredients.

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Like so.

Like so.

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Mix the breadcrumbs with the water. Wait a couple of minutes, then add the breadcrumbs mix to the meat.

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Like so.

Like so.

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Then mix the "sauce" that you made with the blender with the ground beef. Taste it and add additional spices if needed.

Then mix the "sauce" that you made with the blender with the ground beef. Taste it and add additional spices if needed.

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Form meatballs and put on a tray or a plate.

Form meatballs and put on a tray or a plate.

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The don't need to be in a certain shape; be nice to yourself!

The don't need to be in a certain shape; be nice to yourself!

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Set aside while you fry the rest. Keep warm, at least the amount if meatballs you will eat now.

Set aside while you fry the rest. Keep warm, at least the amount if meatballs you will eat now.

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When you're done there's no need to clean the frying pan in between. Instead add the onion and garlic to the hot pan.

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Like so; soften the red onion and the garlic which are the base of the sauce.

Like so; soften the red onion and the garlic which are the base of the sauce.

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Add the canned tomatoes, oregano, salt, sugar and black pepper.

Add the canned tomatoes, oregano, salt, sugar and black pepper.

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Then add the wine.

Then add the wine.

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Add the fresh thyme.

Add the fresh thyme.

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Add beef broth, tomato paste and sambal oelek (or if you don't have any/run out add chili flakes to your liking)

Add beef broth, tomato paste and sambal oelek (or if you don't have any/run out add chili flakes to your liking)

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Stir..

Stir..

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..and add the cooking cream.

..and add the cooking cream.

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Stir again, then taste the sauce and see what's missing. Maybe it needs more wine? Or perhaps more sugar? More herbs?

Stir again, then taste the sauce and see what's missing. Maybe it needs more wine? Or perhaps more sugar? More herbs?

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Put back the meatballs in the sauce.

Put back the meatballs in the sauce.

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Serve with pasta, rice, quinoa or whatever you prefer.

Serve with pasta, rice, quinoa or whatever you prefer.

Ingredients

400 Grams Minced meat (50/50) 
1 Egg 
1 Onion 
2 Teaspoons Chipotle paste 
1 Teaspoon Sambal oelek 
1 Teaspoon Tomato paste 
1 Teaspoon Black pepper 
1 Teaspoon Paprika powder 
1 Teaspoon Beef broth 
2 Tablespoons Cream 
2 Tablespoons Chopped fresh thyme 
1 Garlic clove 
75 Milliliters Breadcrumbs 
2 Tablespoons Butter 
The sauce: 
1 Garlic clove 
1 Red onion 
1 Tablespoon Olive oil 
400 Grams Canned chopped tomatoes 
1 Pinch Salt 
2 Teaspoons Oregano 
½ Teaspoons Sugar 
1 Teaspoon Black pepper 
1 Teaspoon Beef broth 
2 Tablespoons Chopped thyme 
2 Teaspoons Sambal oelek 
1 Tablespoon Tomato paste 
300 Milliliters Cream 
100 Milliliters Red wine 
Dried thyme 
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