Meatballs in Salsa

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1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) jarprepared hot salsa
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 lb ground sirloin (or lean ground beef)
  • 12 lb ground pork
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 12 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (I use fresh minced garlic and salt, but this is the original recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared steak sauce (like A1)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard


  1. Combine the salsa with the tomato sauce in a saucepan and start warming together over low heat.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients together with your hands until thoroughly combined.
  3. Form the mixture into 20 1-inch balls.
  4. Bake the meatballs on a cookie sheet or baking pan at 350°F for 25 minutes.
  5. Transfer the meatballs to a casserole, pour the heated sauce over the top and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn the oven off, leaving the dish inside, and let it set in the cooling oven for 20 to 25 minutes until serving.

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