Friday, September 21, 2012

chili meatball whoopie pie slider on a stick.


Chili Meatballs-1 small onion, chopped fine
-1 shallot, chopped fine
-2 Roma tomatoes, seeds removed, chopped fine
-1 Anaheim chile, seeds removed, chopped fine
-1 jalapeno chile, seeds removed, chopped fine
-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
-2 Tablespoons chili powder
-1 teaspoon cumin
-1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
-1 lb. ground round
-salt and pepper 
sauce:-1 can tomato sauce
-1 Tablespoon chili powder
-1/2 teaspoon cumin
-1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
-salt and pepper 
Cook the onion and shallot in some oil in a skillet over medium heat until soft and starting to brown. Add the tomatoes, chiles, garlic and spices and cook about 5 minutes until everything is soft and fragrant. Let Cool. 
Meanwhile prepare you cornbread buns... use a whoopie pie maker to cook you favorite corn bread recipe (as long as it's not a thick batter... I added more milk to thin mine out a bit, and I added diced jalapeno!). If you don't have a whoopie pie maker (but why wouldn't you?!?) you could cook the batter like pancakes, or cook them in a waffle maker! Or you could make mini muffins and cut them in half. 
Mix the cooled vegetable mixture with the meat and some salt and pepper. Form into ping pong-sized balls. Cook in the same skillet you cooked the veggies in, adding a bit of oil if needed. Cook in 2 batches so they do not crowd the pan. These do not have a binder in them, so don't be alarmed if some of the vegetables start falling out of the balls as you cook them and the meat shrinks. Just be gentle... these balls are tender. Cook through, browning them on all sides, set aside on a paper towel-lined plate. 
Once the balls are cooked, pour the tomato sauce into the same skillet, along with half a can of water. cook over medium-low heat scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon to get all the meaty caramelized brown bits off. Add the spices and season to taste. Let simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the balls to the sauce and heat through. Serve on corn bread "buns" with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. 

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Yeah ... I'd eat that!

Those meatballs sounds divine, Steph ... and they are so cute on sticks!

I love how your brain works!