Peanut Butter for the Hungry


Peanut Power MeatballsServes: Makes 4 servings
Cooking Time: 20 min

This fresh and delicious spin on traditional meatballs plays on the increasingly popular hamburger served with peanut butter found in some trendy restaurants. Full of protein, Peanut Power Meatballs are a tasty addition to a cocktail or dinner party.

Ingredients:

Meatballs:

1lb ground beef 500 g
2 cloves garlic, minced 2
1/4 cup chopped peanuts 50 mL
1 egg yolk 1
1/4 cup bread crumbs 50 mL
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 25 mL
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce 15 mL
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL

Peanut BBQ Sauce:

1/4 cup extra creamy peanut butter 50 mL
1 cup barbecue sauce 250 mL

Directions:

Meatballs:

In bowl, combine beef, garlic, peanuts, egg yolk, bread crumbs, parsley and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Form into desired size meatballs.

In large skillet, heat olive oil. Brown the meatballs evenly by gently rolling them around the pan. Depending on size of meatballs, they may need to be finished in the oven at 450°F (230°C) until they are cooked through.

Peanut BBQ Sauce:

In small saucepan combine peanut butter with barbecue sauce. Heat, stirring. Serve with meatballs.

Peanut Bureau of Canada