Sweet and Spicy Jammy Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Jammy Meatballs

Super easy appetizer combining Black Currant with Wild Mint botanical jam and spicy jam that will have everyone begging for the recipe! 

1½ pounds ground beef

½ pound ground pork

3 cloves minced garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

2 eggs

¼ cup water

1¼ cups grated Pecorino Romano cheese

1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs

2 cups vegetable oil for frying (optional)

1 Cup Tomato Ketchup

2 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice

2 Tablespoon Worcestershire (or to taste)

¼ cup prepared horseradish

1 Jar Black Currant with Wild Mint Jam

Add ½ of Jar Fresno & Thai OR Chipotle Maple for spice!



Preheat Oven to 350 degrees


In a large bowl, combine the ground meats


Mince clove garlic and add to meat mixture while creating a bowl shape with the mixture


Add, salt, pepper and eggs and lastly water


Sprinkle cheese then bread crumbs over the water


Begin mixing from the outside pulling the meat over the mix of ingredients and rotate the bowl as you mix


TIP: Sprinkle more breadcrumbs in the mixture if too wet and not binding when forming with hands - do not make it dry


Once ingredients are all combined - choose your size! Larger meatballs should be pan fried before baking to ensure cooked through without drying them out


Bake for 25 to 30 minutes and while they are baking make your Jam Sauce


TO MAKE THE SAUCE: Combine all ingredients in a mix bowl and whisk together. Add more of any ingredient for desired sweet or spiciness, you can never go wrong with more jam.


If serving immediately - mix ingredients in saucepan and bring to a simmer


Remove Meatballs from oven and let rest for 2-3 minutes


SERVING IN CROCKPOT: Using tongs transfer meatballs to a crockpot on low for 1 hour coat with sauce to desired sauciness then move to ‘Warm’ for the remainder of serving


SERVING IMMEDIATELY: Using tongs, transfer meatballs to a larger mixing bowl - add sauce to achieve desired sauciness and plate on their own or with Basmati rice and crispy green beans. Enjoy!


TIP: Double the sauce if you are serving in a crockpot to ensure they are super saucey and do not dry out

Sweet and Spicy Jammy Meatballs

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