|Spicy pork and peanut butter meatballs|
I was looking through the Peanut Butter & Company Cookbook for inspiration the other day and I ran across a recipe for a Spicy Peanut Butter Burger. I changed it up a bit, added cilantro and substituted salsa for sauteed onions. I thought it would be fun to have the dish as small meatballs instead of burger patties.
I made 36 smallish meatballs out of 1 pound of pork but they are very rich, with all that peanut butter, so I would think this is more than enough for 8 servings as part of a main course or served with cocktails as an appetizer.
1 pound ground pork
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup minced cilantro
1 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1/4 cup salsa
3 tablespoons bread crumbs
srirachi sauce and additional cilantro for serving
1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except oil for cooking.
2. Shape into smallish meatballs.
3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. No additional oil is needed as the pork will render some fat.
4. Gently saute meatballs in batches, until browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes per batch.
|With additional srirachi and cilantro|