Alejandra Ramos

VIDEO RECIPE: Peanut Butter Beef Meatballs

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Meatballs are a lot of people’s favorite food, and in this recipe, we put a peanut butter spin on the classic dish. The Smooth Operator peanut butter helps bind the meatballs together in addition to providing a nutty flavor to contrast with the savory meat. Perfect for tossing with pasta or simply eaten on their own, these meatballs are as tasty as they are easy to make.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Yield: 40 meatballs

Ingredients

1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
4 slices sandwich bread, torn into pieces
2 large eggs
2 large garlic cloves, grated
1 tablespoon dried oregano
3 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 pounds lean ground beef (80%)
1/3 cup beef broth

Warmed marinara sauce, for serving

Procedure

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a 9X13-inch baking pan.

2. In a large bowl whisk together milk and peanut butter, and add bread. Let soak 5 minutes or until soft.

3. Stir eggs, garlic, oregano, salt, and red pepper flakes into the bread mixture and whisk until smooth.

4. Add the beef to the bread mixture and stir gently until evenly distributed.

5. Roll into meatballs about 1 1/2” in diameter and nestle closely in the pan. Add 1/3 cup broth and bake for about 20 minutes, or until meatballs are fully cooked.

6. Drain off fat and serve about 3-4 meatballs on top of a bed of warmed marinara sauce on each appetizer plate.

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VIDEO RECIPE: Peanut Butter Beef Meatballs