Southwestern Salsa Meatballs

Southwestern Salsa Meatballs

1 pound sausage
16 ounce jar prepared salsa, medium heat
1 1/4 cups plain bread crumbs
1 egg
1 1/4 teaspoon sugar
3/4 to 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
3/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup scallions, sliced, green part only
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium size bowl, add sausage, egg and 1 cup salsa. Add bread crumbs until mixture starts to firm. Combine mixture with cut vegetables and seasoning.

Form into 1 1/2 to 2 inch meatballs and place on nonstick cookie sheet. Leave space between meatballs.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes depending on oven. Serve with remaining salsa in a dish and side container of toothpicks on tray.

Makes approximately 24 to 26 meatballs.

Refrigerate leftovers.

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