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Black Garlic Meatballs

Black Garlic Meatballs

Black Garlic Meatballs

Recipe By Chris Young, Savory Spice—South End/Charlotte, NC


4 servings

Recipe By Chris Young, Savory Spice—South End/Charlotte, NC

Sweet black garlic adds a new dimension of flavor to meatballs in this easy recipe for a weeknight meal or customizable, crowd-pleasing appetizer!

Serving Suggestions

As a main dish, serve with marinara alongside garlic bread, polenta, or pasta. Great on hoagies for a meatball sandwich. As an appetizer, stick onto skewers and serve with marinara, pesto, or a creamy dill mayonnaise. Top your meatball apps with mozzarella pearls, fresh basil or dill, cherry tomatoes, or any other small garnish!


3 eggs

1 tsp. liquid smoke

1 lb. ground chuck

1 lb. ground Italian sausage

1 cup panko bread crumbs

2 Tbsp. canola oil

1 (24 oz.) jar marinara sauce (optional)

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Black Garlic Bulbs

    Our domestically grown black garlic bulbs are sustainably sourced. This black garlic is aged using a month-long, proprietary process that includes ...

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  • Poultry Seasoning

    Our salt-free Poultry Seasoning is classic blend of herbs and other spices that are ideal for any seasoning chicken, turkey and any other types of ...

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  • Chimayo Chorizo Sausage Spice

    Chimayo Chorizo Sausage Spice is a chorizo spice mix for easily making homemade chorizo, all you have to do is add to ground pork! This chorizo spi...

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  • Coarse Black Malabar Pepper

    This Coarse Black Malabar Pepper makes a hearty peppery seasoning for a variety of savory meals. These coarsely ground black peppercorns have a bol...

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  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

    Crushed Red Pepper flakes are a must have for your kitchen pantry, and are usually found on every pizzeria table in the country to add some spice t...

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  • Worcestershire Sauce

    Our blend of Worcestershire Sauce is gluten-free, vegan, anchovy-free and destined to become your new secret ingredient. Made so that everyone can ...

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Thoroughly whisk together eggs, Black Garlic, Poultry Seasoning, Chimayo Chorizo Sausage Spice, Coarse Black Malabar Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, liquid smoke, and Worcestershire Sauce. Mix the 2 pounds of meat in a large bowl, slowly adding the seasoned egg mixture until fully incorporated. Add the panko and allow the mixture to rest in the refrigerator for 20 min. Use a cookie scoop or form the meatballs into 1-inch round balls and set aside. In a large high-sided skillet, heat canola oil over medium high and sear the meatballs on both sides. Turn down the heat to medium low and cook until meatballs have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees. If using, add marinara sauce and bring to a simmer for 5 to 10 min.