Meatballs Bayonnaise W/ Spicy Tomato & Pepper Sauce

Total Time
5hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 hrs

I found this in the March 2012 issue of Family Circle magazine and I changed a few things to make this my own. I personally think that the original was lacking in salt and spice so I added some Creole seasoning to remedy that. You can also use seasoned salt if you don't want the added spice. The meatballs came out firm and perfectly cooked after 5 1/2 hours. I think next time I will cut some red and green peppers into strips to add to the sauce along with the finely chopped peppers. I will update any changes.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the sauce, stir together tomato puree, peppers, onion, salt, red pepper and bay leaf.
  2. Pour half of the sauce into a slow cooker and reserve the rest.
  3. For the meatballs, add milk and soak the bread for a few minutes. Lightly squeeze the bread to remove excess milk and discard milk.
  4. Spread flour on a piece of wax paper.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together soaked bread, ground beef, parsley, garlic, egg, cumin, marjoram, salt and pepper (to taste).
  6. Moisten your hands and shape mixture into 2" balls.
  7. Lightly roll meatballs in flour and transfer to the slow cooker that contains half of the sauce. Top with remaining sauce.
  8. Cover and cook on LOW for 4-5 hours or until meatballs are cooked through.
  9. Discard bay leaf before serving over rice with freshly grated Parmesan.