Meatballs In Spicy Chorizo Sauce

Meatballs In Spicy Chorizo Sauce
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Spicy chorizo sausage seasons the sauce of this meatball appetizer. Heat any leftover meatball mixture and serve in crusty French rolls.
15 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time
12 servings

Ingredients

Sauce

1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter
2 teaspoons
finely chopped fresh garlic
8 ounces
cured smoked chorizo sausage, chopped
1 (14.5-ounce) can
diced tomatoes
1 (2-ounce) jar
diced pimientos
1/2 teaspoon
ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon
paprika
1/4 teaspoon
crushed red pepper

Meatballs

1 (18-ounce) package (36)
fully cooked frozen meatballs, thawed
1/4 cup
chicken broth
3 tablespoons
dry white wine

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add garlic. Cook 1 minute or until softened. Add sausage; cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes or until sausage is heated through.
  2. Reduce heat to medium; add tomatoes, pimientos, cumin, paprika and red pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened.
  3. Place sausage mixture in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Cover; process 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
  4. Add chicken broth, wine and meatballs to same skillet; pour sausage mixture over meatballs. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 10-12 minutes or until heated through.

Recipe Tips

- Cured, smoked chorizo sausage can be found at Mexican markets or in the ethnic section of the supermarket. If it is not available, select highly seasoned link sausage or bulk sausage and cook thoroughly until no pink remains.

- This appetizer can be kept warm in a slow cooker.

- Serve meatball mixture over shredded lettuce in crisp taco salad shell. Top with chopped tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
190
Cholesterol
55mg
Carbohydrates
5g
Protein
12g
Fat
13g
Sodium
490mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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