Bacon Jam Meatballs in Brodo

I made bacon jam several days ago for the first time and fell in love.  It is wonderful slightly heated and served with scrambled eggs in the morning; however, as it was cooking, I had a thought that it would make a great meatball ingredient.  When I lived in Naples, Italy they had a dish called Tortellini in Brodo (tortellini in broth).  So, I thought that these meatballs would make a good substitution and I was right…especially with the fresh, chopped basil leaves sprinkled on top.

1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup bacon jam
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1/4 cup almond meal
1 egg
5 cups broth of choice (I used homemade chicken broth)
5T basil, chopped

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine first five ingredients.  Form into 16 meatballs.

Lightly grease a baking pan with preferred oil (I used coconut oil).  Place meatballs in the greased pan.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Heat broth and divide into four bowls.  Place four meatballs in each bowl.  Divide chopped basil among the bowls and garnish.  Enjoy!

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  2. sockmonkeyskitchen says:

    This looks fantastic! I absolutely MUST make bacon jam! =0)

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