Jalape�o Deviled Meatball Sandwich


1 lb. lean ground beef 1 lg. jalape�o pepper, seeded and minced 1 c. fresh bread crumbs 1/4 c. milk salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cheese sauce:

1/4 c. shredded mozzarella or string cheese 1/4 c. chopped roasted red pepper (from a jar) 2 T. finely chopped fresh parsley

Sandwich makings:

4 lg. flour tortillas 4 red tipped lettuce leaves 1/4 c. sour cream or plan nonfat yogurt cilantro sprigs lime slices jalape�o shards

Crumble the ground beef, and sprinkle with 1 T. minced jalape�os. Add bread crumbs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Mix it all together with your hands and form into 24 walnut sized meatballs. Brown the meatballs in a hot skillet barely filmed with oil over med. heat until cooked through. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Mix cheese, red peppers, remaining minced jalape�os, and parsley. Transfer meatballs to the cheese mixture. To serve, heat the tortillas, covered, in the microwave, 20 seconds on high, then tuck a piece of lettuce into the tortilla, add a spoonful of sour cream or yogurt, and top with a serving of meatballs and cheese. Garnish with cilantro, limes, and jalape�os.

Makes 4 servings

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