2.05.2011

Tuesday: Spicy Meatballs w/Fiery Chili Sauce and Parmesan Pepper Sweet Potato Fries

Parmesan Pepper Sweet Potato Fries:
1 large sweet potato cut in small sticks
1t reduced fat Parmesan cheese
1/2t extra virgin olive oil
1/8 garlic powder
1/8 paprika
cayenne
salt
pepper

Toss all ingredients in a bowl. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and cook for 8 minutes at 450 degrees. Flip the potatoes and bake for 10-12 minutes until they are tender and have brown spots. Makes 2 small servings.
These were pretty good, but I would like them more crispy. I will make them again because sweet potatoes are better for you. I DO NOT like sweet potatoes, but with this recipe the sweetness is faint.

Spicy Meatballs with Fiery Chili Sauce:
1 lb ground beef (96% lean)
8t cooked brown rice
1t dried parsely
1t Italian seasoning
1t fennel seeds
1/2t garlic powder
1/2t red pepper flakes
1/2t dried minced onion
10T Chili sauce
1/2t hot-pepper sauce
S&P

Combine all ingredients except the sauces in a bowl. Mix well and form the mixture into 1" meatballs. Place on a baking sheet and cook for about 7 minutes until they are barely pink inside. Combine the sauces and pour over the meatballs. Makes 4 servings.
I was proud that I finally made a great meatball - the seasoning was good and I have always had trouble trying to make them (I usually buy the frozen ones). It was a good meal, but a little spicy. Spicy is good, but I don't think I was in the mood. I will make these again, but without the sauce. Unless I am craving a good tastebud kick.

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