Kona Coffee Meatballs

Kona Coffee Meatballs
1 hr 5 min
4 servings


1 lb
ground beef
egg yolks
1/3 cup
bread crumbs
1/3 cup
Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
parsley, chopped
3/4 tsp
garlic salt
1/2 tsp
3/8 tsp
pepper, divided
2 Tbsp
stuffed olives, chopped
1/4 cup
olive oil
1 1/4 cup
brown sugar
1 cup
1 Tbsp
dry mustard
2 Tbsp
Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp
1 cup
Kona coffee, strong brewed
1/2 cup
onions, finely chopped
1 tsp
Prep Time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
50 min
Total Time:
1 hr 5 min


Combine the ground beef, egg yolks, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic salt, oregano, ¼ tsp pepper and stuffed olives, mix well.  Form into one inch balls and fry in olive oil until browned.  Drain on paper towel.
To make the Tangy Barbecue Sauce with Kona coffee, combine sugar, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, coffee, onions, salt and ⅛ tsp. pepper in a heavy sauce pan.  Cover over medium heat for 10 minutes. Reduce to simmer for 30 minutes more.
Pour warm sauce over meatballs and enjoy!
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Jane Dierenfeild, Kona Coffee Recipe Contest Winner: Amateur Savory – 3rd Place