Spicy Cajun "Boudin" Meatballs
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup chopped green or red bell pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups cooked white rice
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- Hot pepper sauce
- Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, bell pepper
and garlic. Cook for 4 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender and begin to
brown, stirring occasionally.
- Transfer vegetables to large bowl; let cool for 5 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine ground beef, vegetables, rice, egg and Cajun seasoning in large bowl,
mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 24 (1-1/2 inch) meatballs.
- Place meatballs on rack in broiler pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake in 400 degree F oven 16 to 19 minutes or until 160 degrees F.
- Serve with hot sauce, as desired.
Total Recipe Time: 45 to 60 minutes
Yield: 24 meatballs
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should
be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Color is not a reliable indicator
of ground beef doneness.
For easy clean up, line broiler pan (not rack) with aluminum foil.
Reprinted with permission from
The Beef Checkoff.