Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Pimiento Meatballs with Olive Tapenade
Total:
55 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
40 min
Yield:
about 24 mini meatballs
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
55 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
40 min
Yield:
about 24 mini meatballs
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

For the tapenade:
For the meatballs:

Directions

Prepare the tapenade: Soak the olives in warm water, 5 minutes; drain. Combine the olives, parsley, scallions, capers, garlic, mustard and olive oil in a food processor and pulse several times.

Prepare the meatballs: Put the ground beef in a large bowl and add 1/4 cup of the tapenade (reserve the rest for serving). Add the pimientos, breadcrumbs, egg and 1/2 teaspoon salt and mix with your hands until combined. Dampen your hands and form into 1 1/2-inch meatballs (about 24).

Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning, until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add the tomato paste to the skillet and cook, stirring, until slightly darkened, about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, brown sugar and vinegar and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.

Return the meatballs to the skillet; reduce the heat to medium and simmer, occasionally spooning the liquid over the meatballs, until the liquid is reduced by half and the meatballs are cooked through, 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a platter. Serve with the reserved tapenade.

Photograph by Christina Holmes

Trending Videos 6 Videos

More Food Network

Whole Lemon Bars 01:36

This lazy cook's version of a lemon bar is simple and delicious.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Swedish Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Meatball Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Simple Roasted Pork Shoulder

Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr.

Perfectly Flaky Pie Crust

Recipe courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp

Grandma's Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Recipe courtesy of Valarie Enters

Fajitas

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Pimiento Cheese

Recipe courtesy of John D Martin

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Dig In

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.