Monday, November 26, 2012

Red Pepper Meatballs with Cream and Pepperjack Cheese

Another recipe just born out of mid air.

It's been such a busy day for me, as it usually is when my husband has college classes right after work.  It means that dinner has to be on the table at 4pm and with housework, two kids, homeschooling and everything else going on, sometimes there just isn't enough time for everything.

Even though I am so strict about following a menu plan, there are still days that things don't quite work out like I planned, so I ended up with a pound of ground beef and not a clue on what to make.

A little of this, a dash of that, and into the oven it went.  This is what became of the ground beef, and the family approved it with big thumbs up :)

Red pepper meatballs

Red Pepper Meatballs with Cream and Pepperjack cheese

1 pound ground beef
salt and pepper to taste
1 garlic clove, finely diced
Massa de pimentao (roasted red pepper paste)
Heavy cream
Pepperjack cheese slices

Mix the ground beef, salt and pepper, garlic and about a tablespoon and a half of the red pepper paste.

Shape into meatballs and place in a casserole dish. 

Red pepper meatballs

Pour in heavy cream ( just eyeball it, I would say about a cup or so), and add some pepperjack cheese slices over the top.  Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through and juices run clear.  You can cut one open if need be, to make sure.

Serve immediately.

Red pepper meatballs

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