Jalapeño Pork Meatballs

Makes: 4 servings  

Prep Time: 10 min.    

Cook Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 oz Rio Luna Jalapeños, diced
  • Jalapeño Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 4 oz Rio Luna Jalapeños, diced
  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • 14 oz tomatillo, pureed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, additional for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine pork, garlic, cheeses, cilantro, cumin, egg and Rio Luna Jalapeños. Blend will be wet. Form into 16 meatballs.
  2. Place meatballs on line sheet pan. Heat to 400 degrees and cook for approximately 20 minutes.
  3. In a large sauté pan, heat oil and sauté onions for 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then add Rio Luna Jalapeños, tomato sauce, tomatillos, cumin and cilantro. Simmer on low for 10 minutes and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve with warm sauce and garnish with fresh cilantro.