Spicy Cajun “Boudin” Meatballs
Ingredients icon 10 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 24 meatballs
Time icon 45 to 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1/4 cup chopped celery

  • 1/4 cup chopped green or red bell pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1-1/2 cups cooked white rice

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

  • Hot pepper sauce

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic. Cook 4 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender and begin to brown, stirring occasionally. Transfer vegetables to large bowl; let cool 5 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine Ground Beef, vegetables, rice, egg and Cajun seasoning in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 24 (1-1/2 inch) meatballs.

  3. Place meatballs on rack in broiler pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in 400°F oven 16 to 19 minutes or until 160°F. Serve with hot sauce, as desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: 45 Calories; 18 kcal Calories from fat; 2 g Total Fat; 1 g Saturated Fat; 1 g Monounsaturated Fat; 19 mg Cholesterol; 82 mg Sodium; 3 g Total Carbohydrate; 0.1 g Dietary Fiber; 4 g Protein; 0.6 mg Iron; 1.5 mg Niacin; 0.1 mg Vitamin B6; 0.5 mcg Vitamin B12; 1 mg Zinc; 4.4 mcg Selenium; 18.6 mg Choline;

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