That’s A Spicy Meatball!
Recently on our Facebook page one of our amazing Fire Cider fans told us she’s been making Fire Cider infused meatballs. Yum! I decided to give the idea a try. We were having friends over for dinner so I made a meatloaf version using Mark Bittman’s basic meatloaf recipe as a guide. I’m sure most of you have a recipe you always use but just in case, here’s what I did, the recipe will serve 6-8 people. And if you have time, this recipe is great for meatballs too!
2 pounds ground beef
1 pound ground lamb (or pork)
1/2 pound bacon, half of it minced and half reserved in strips.
1/2 cup cream or milk
3 Tablespoons ground flax
1 extra-large farm egg
2 Tablespoons Fire Cider
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
1/2 small white onion, minced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder or hot pepper flakes
Pre heat oven to 350
Beat the egg into the milk and flax, add all of the other ingredients and mix well in a large bowl.
Shape into a loaf in a glass baking dish, make sure there is some room on all four sides.
Lay the remaining strips of bacon on top.
Bake at 350 for about 1 hour to 1.5 hours, until it’s firm and reads 160 degrees in the center!
Take it out, let it rest for about 15 minutes, transfer to a plate and serve.