Recipe: Cherry Cola and Jalapeno Meatballs
FOR THE MEATBALLS
500g beef mince
1 large egg
½ cup breadcrumbs
1½ tsp salt
1½ tsp sweet paprika powder
½ tsp onion powder
1 tsp black pepper
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp brown sugar
¼ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried parsley
A pinch of cayenne pepper
FOR THE GLAZE
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup cherry coke
3 jalapeños, sliced
Feta cheese, crumbled
A few rocket leaves
1 Preheat the oven to 200C and line a baking sheet with parchment.
2 Mix all of the ingredients for the meatballs together with the mince, until well combined.
3 Using a medium-sized ice cream scoop, make evenly sized meatballs from the mixture, and place on the baking sheet.
4 Place the meatballs in the oven for 15 minutes.
5 In the meantime, make the glaze by combining the sugar with the jalapeños in a heavy-bottomed saucepan set over a medium-high heat.
6 Add ½ cup of the cherry cola and bring to the boil, for about seven to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
7 Flip the meatballs and return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
8 Remove the meatballs from the oven, brush with the glaze and then return to the oven for a final five minutes.
9 Crumble a little feta cheese on top and garnish with rocket leaves. Serve hot.