Cat in Heat: Chipotle-Ghost Pepper Blend, Main Dishes -

Spicy Moroccan-Style Meatballs

Adding some Middle Eastern spices and fiery Fat Cat "Cat in Heat" Chipotle-Ghost Pepper Blend turns boring crockpot meatballs into an exotic, flavorful dish that's great for parties, tailgates or dinner -- just spoon it over rice or couscous to make a complete meal!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup ketchup
½ teaspoon ground fennel
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1 tsp salt
1-2 tablespoons Fat Cat "Cat in Heat" Chipotle-Ghost Pepper Blend (depending on desired heat level)
2 14 oz. cans of fire roasted tomatoes
2 lbs frozen meatballs (regular style or Swedish-style, not Italian-Style)

Instructions:

Place all ingredients except the meatballs and Fat Cat "Cat in Heat" Chipotle-Ghost Pepper Blend in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Blend in one tablespoon of Fat Cat "Cat in Heat" Chipotle-Ghost Pepper Blend into the mixture and taste for spice-level. Add another tablespoon to the mixture if more spice is desired.

Pour mixture into a slow cooker, add meatballs, stir to coat evenly, cover and set cooker to low for 6 hours. (Alternately, you can place everything in a heavy-bottomed pot and set it to simmer on your range for 90 min.)

Note: Add another tablespoon of Fat Cat "Cat in Heat" Chipotle-Ghost Pepper Blend at the end of the cooking process to add even more spice.

A vegetarian or vegan version of this can be made by substituting meatless meatballs for the regular meatballs.