What's the surprise? It's a pimento-stuffed olive inside these perfectly seasoned meatballs, served in a warm picante sauce.
Place the bread and milk in a large bowl and let the bread absorb the milk. Add the beef, eggs, onion, garlic, parsley and black pepper to the bread mixture and mix thoroughly. Shape the beef mixture firmly into 50 (1-inch) meatballs, placing 1 olive in center of each meatball. Place the meatballs in a 3-quart shallow baking dish.
Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.
Place the meatballs in a 6-quart saucepot. Add the picante sauce and cook over medium heat until the meatball mixture is hot and bubbling. Serve the meatballs with wooden picks.
Mexican Surprise Party Meatballs
This is an awesome recipe!! I put it in my crockpot to heat for a cinco de mayo party and it was a smash!
The 25 minutes in the oven allow for enough time to clean the kitchen, or cook a side dish.
NEXT TIME I'LL DOUBLE THE RECIPE..EVERYONE WANTED MORE!!
I loved the taste of the salsa over the meatballs, but the olives were too much for me. I liked the olive flavor, but in a more subtle way. I suggest only putting olives in half of the meatballs; then it would be a real "surprise."
Jewish Rye Bread and Queen Size Spanish Olives make this an excellent recipe.