Spicy Cajun "Boudin" Meatballs
  • 45 to 60 minutes
  • Makes 24 meatballs
  • Appetizer

Spicy Cajun "Boudin" Meatballs

Combine Cajun seasoning and hot pepper sauce with Ground Beef for spicy and delicious meatballs.

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

Instructions

  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.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  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.

    Cook's Tip: For easy clean up, line broiler pan (not rack) with aluminum foil.

  • Test Kitchen Tips Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
    For easy clean up, line broiler pan (not rack) with aluminum foil.

Nutrition Information

57 Calories; 3g Total Fat; 1g Saturated Fat; 2g Monounsaturated Fat; 20mg Cholesterol; 83mg Sodium; 3g Total carbohydrate; 4g Protein; 0.5mg Iron; 1.3mg Niacin; 0.1mg Vitamin B6; 17.6mg Choline; 0.4mcg Vitamin B12; 0.9mg Zinc; 4.2mcg Selenium; 0.1g Fiber.45 Calories; 2g Total Fat; 1g Saturated Fat; 1g Monounsaturated Fat; 19mg Cholesterol; 82mg Sodium; 3g Total carbohydrate; 4g Protein; 0.6mg Iron; 1.5mg Niacin; 0.1mg Vitamin B6; 18.6mg Choline; 0.5mcg Vitamin B12; 1mg Zinc; 4.4mcg Selenium; 0.1g Fiber.