Bacon Jam Meatballs in Brodo

I made bacon jam several days ago for the first time and fell in love.  It is wonderful slightly heated and served with scrambled eggs in the morning; however, as it was cooking, I had a thought that it would make a great meatball ingredient.  When I lived in Naples, Italy they had a dish called Tortellini in Brodo (tortellini in broth).  So, I thought that these meatballs would make a good substitution and I was right…especially with the fresh, chopped basil leaves sprinkled on top.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup bacon jam
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 cups broth of choice
  • 5 tablespoons chopped basil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine first five ingredients.  Form into 16 meatballs.
  3. Place meatballs in a greased baking pan.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until done.
  4. Heat broth and divide into four bowls.  Place four meatballs in each bowl.  Divide chopped basil among the bowls and garnish.
  5. Enjoy!

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  2. sockmonkeyskitchen says:

    This looks fantastic! I absolutely MUST make bacon jam! =0)

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