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Recipe for family meals :

Spicy Meatballs

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.

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1 pound lean ground beef
2 eggs
1 (2 1/4oz) can deviled ham
1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
Few dashes hot pepper sauce
1 1/2 cup prepared mincemeat
1/2 cup apple juice
1 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Lightly mix beef, eggs, deviled ham, bread crumbs, salt, dry mustard and hot pepper sauce.
  • Shape into meatballs about 3/4 inch in diameter. Arrange on jelly roll pans or other shallow pans. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  • In a frying pan, heat mincemeat, apple juice and vinegar until bubbly. Add meatballs. Bring to a boil again. Simmer covered, about 10 minutes.
  • Turn into chafing dish to keep warm or transfer to serving platter.

Serves 4

Martin James