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Hot Tamale Meatballs

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Serves | Prep Time 8 | Cook Time 45

Why I Love This Recipe

It's Super Bowl Party time and time to get out those appitezer recipes!

Ingredients You'll Need

4 c.tomato juice, divided
3/4 c. cornmeal
2 Tablesp. cumin, divided
2 Tablesp. chili powder, divided
3/4 teasp. salt divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teasp. cayenne pepper(want spicier, use more)
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. bulk pork sausage


In a bowl, combine 1/3 cup tomato juice, cornmeal, 1 tablespoon cumin, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, garlic and cayenne.

Add the beef and sausage, mix well.

Shape into small balls.

In a Dutch oven, combine remaining tomato juice, cumin, chili powder and salt; bring to a boil.

Add meatballs; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.

I'm sure this recipe could be adapted to a slow cooker.

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