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SPICY BUFFALO-STYLE MEATBALLS

2015 Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Spicy Buffalo-Style Meatballs

Total Recipe Time: 45 minutes

Makes 32 meatball

1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup soft bread crumbs

1 large egg, slightly beaten

2 tablespoons chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 tablespoon honey

Blue cheese dressing

Celery sticks

Preheat oven to 350 ∞F. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.

Shape beef mixture into 32 1-inch meatballs; place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350 ∞F oven 18 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine hot pepper sauce, butter and honey in large bowl; mix well. Stir meatballs into sauce mixture, stirring to coat well.

Serve meatballs with dressing and celery.

Test Kitchen Tips

Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 ∫F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Nutrition information per serving: 42 calories; 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat); 18 mg cholesterol; 79 mg sodium; 1 g carbohydrate; 0.05 g fiber; 3 g protein; 0.6 mg niacin; 0.04 mg vitamin B6; 0.3 mcg vitamin B12; 0.4 mg iron; 2.9 mcg selenium; 0.7 mg zinc.

BEEF AND BLUE CHEESE STUFFED MUSHROOMS

These perfectly bite-sized mushrooms are stuffed with a savory blend of ground beef, blue cheese and chives.

Total Recipe Time: 40 to 50 minutes

Makes 36 to 40 mushrooms

1/2 pound ground beef

1/4 teaspoon salt

36small button or cremini mushrooms(about 1-1/2 to 2-inch diameter)

1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

1/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs

3 tablespoons minced chives

1/2 teaspoon steak seasoning blend

Minced fresh chives (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 ∞F. Remove and reserve stems from mushrooms. Season mushroom caps with salt; set aside. Mince stems to yield 1/2 cup; discard remaining stems.

Combine ground beef, minced stems, blue cheese, bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons chives and steak seasoning. Spoon beef mixture evenly into mushrooms.

Place stuffed mushrooms on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 375 ∞F oven 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with additional chives, if desired.

Test Kitchen Tips

Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 ∫F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean ground beef: 20 calories; 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat); 5 mg cholesterol; 49 mg sodium; 1 g carbohydrate; 0.1 g fiber; 2 g protein; 0.8 mg niacin; 0 mg vitamin B6; 0.1 mcg vitamin B12; 0.2 mg iron; 2.2 mcg selenium; 0.4 mg zinc; 5.9 mg choline.

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