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Tequila Meatballs

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Miami is such a cosmopolitan city that almost every culture's food is well represented here. A Swedish friend served me this dish at her South Beach apartment once, and I couldn't help to make it a family tradition. I revised her meatball recipe and created this original fusion. Serve with toothpicks sitting in sauce."
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45 m servings 228
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Combine turkey, Parmesan cheese, cornmeal, Worcestershire sauce, egg, and jalapeno pepper together in a bowl; form into meatballs.
  2. Mix beer, chili sauce, pickle relish, and tequila in a separate bowl until sauce is evenly combined. Transfer sauce to a saucepan and add meatballs.
  3. Simmer meatballs in the sauce over medium-low heat until meatballs are cooked through, about 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute Italian bread crumbs for the cornmeal, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 228 calories; 6.6 17.5 15.2 70 341 Full nutrition

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Loved . YUM. These would be great with the sauce thickened up over rice ... or in a sandwich

Just used the sauce with a premade frozen meatball. Although I didn't love the sauce, many of our party guests did! Sauce is VERY runny and does not thicken over time--keep this in mind.