Sweet and Mild Meatball Appetizers Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 35 MINUTES

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  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • canola oil, for frying
  • 1 jar sweet & mild grilling sauce
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple


In a small sauté pan, heat olive oil and sauté onions, celery and garlic until onions are translucent. Set aside.


In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, milk, breadcrumbs, eggs, onion mixture, salt, curry and pepper. Mix well.


Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Cover the bottom of a large sauté pan with oil and bring to medium/high heat. Place meatballs (a few at a time) in the pan and cook until just browned on the outside. (Do Not overcook, meatballs will finish cooking in the sauce.) Remove and drain on a paper towel lined baking sheet. Continue working in batches until all meatballs are cooked. In a large sauce pan place the cooked meatballs and pour over the Paula Deen Sweet and Mile Sauce and crushed pineapples. Simmer until heated through. Serve warm.

Sweet and Mild Meatball Appetizers


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