CHA! Baked Meatballs with Garlic Toast & Salad

“CHA! Baked Meatballs with Garlic Toast & Salad”

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CHA! by Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Ever since I've been married, I've liked it hot. Keep your mind out of the gutter girls, I mean hot sauce. My husband, a self proclaimed hot sauce aficionado, has introduced me to some of the tastiest and hottest sauces on earth. Though I'm not a fan of having my taste buds singed to a crisp, I do enjoy a little spice here and there in my food.

A staple around our house is CHA! by Texas Pete! It's spicy, flavorful and delicious. When my husband asks for it by name, you know it's good stuff. Not much makes it onto a dinner plate in our house without one of us adding a little extra spice to our meals. Most times Texas Pete CHA! sauce is already at the table. Recipes and more can be found on their site too!

When making our favorite meals, most of them will include Texas Pete CHA! sauce in the ingredients. Texas Pete is great to use as an ingredient in recipes because of its taste and its texture. It’s not just a condiment; it’s an ingredient, and an ingredient in almost everything we make!

Here is one of our favorite recipes including Texas Pete CHA! It's a perfect ingredient because it gives the taste and flavor profile we need for a dish like this.





Texas Pete CHA! Baked Meatballs with Garlic Toast & Salad


Two plum tomatoes
3 cups arugula.
Two slices sourdough bread.
One lemon.
12 ounces ground beef.
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs.
. 2 tablespoon mayonnaise.
1 tablespoon Texas Pete CHA!
One clove garlic.
Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste.

Preheat oven to 450°. Rinse and corder the tomatoes and remove the seeds. Rinse the arugula.

Cut the lemon in half.

On a baking sheet, arrange the tomato skin side up. Drizzle with all of oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10 minutes then set aside.

Pat Brown beef dry with a paper towel. In a large bowl add the beef, the breadcrumbs, and a quarter cup water. Season generously with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and mix with your hands.

Form ground beef into 2 inch balls and arrange on a baking sheet. Bake until browned and no longer pink, 15 to 20 minutes.

Combine the juice of one lemon and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add arugula and roasted tomatoes and toss to coat. In a small bowl combine the Texas Pete CHA! sauce and the mayonnaise.

Add salt and pepper as needed.

Heat olive oil in a large pan and toast bread until golden. About two minutes per side. Remove from the pan and rub whole garlic clove all over the bread.

Divide arugula and tomato salad evenly between two plates. Play speedballs on top with the mayonnaise and Texas Pete CHA! sauce mixture. Serve garlic toast on the side.

Texas Pete hot sauces have been a staple on southern tables for decades and have been gaining popularity nationwide and in many other countries.

If you cannot find it in stores nearby, Texas Pete CHA! is also sold on TexasPete.com.

One lucky winner will receive a CHA! gift pack (includes a bottle of CHA! and other goodies!) In order to enter, you will need to leave a comment below sharing your favorite recipe ideas using CHA! by Texas Pete! Go for it!

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  • Modern Day Dads on September 17, 2014

    This is one of my most favorite sauces. I prefer it over similar ones.


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