Spicy Cajun "Boudin" Meatballs --
  • Total Recipe Time: 45 to 60 minutes
  • Makes 24 meatballs


  1. 1 pound Ground Beef
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1/4 cup chopped onion
  4. 1/4 cup chopped celery
  5. 1/4 cup chopped green or red bell pepper
  6. 1 clove garlic, minced
  7. 1-1/2 cups cooked white rice
  8. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  9. 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  10. Hot pepper sauce


  1. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic. Cook 4 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender and begin to brown, stirring occasionally. Transfer vegetables to large bowl; let cool 5 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine Ground Beef, vegetables, rice, egg and Cajun seasoning in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 24 (1-1/2 inch) meatballs.
  3. Place meatballs on rack in broiler pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in 400°F oven 16 to 19 minutes or until 160°F. Serve with hot sauce, as desired.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  • For easy clean up, line broiler pan (not rack) with aluminum foil.
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