Spicy Jerk Meatballs

Cooler months always call for delicious comfort foods. Nothing says comfort like meatballs in brown gravy. Try this recipe for your family and see if it’s not an immediate hit in your home as well.




2 lbs ground beef

1 small onion chopped

3 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped

1 large egg, beaten

1 cup thick rolled oats

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

½ tsp cloves

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp black pepper

2 tsp smoked sea salt

red palm oil for searing

Gravy mix packet (or jar gravy)



In large bowl, add ground beef, chopped onion, garlic, egg and rolled oats. Mix ingredients together and add ginger, coriander and remaining six spices. Using hands really helps to incorporate all the spices into the meat.

Roll meat into about 12 – 16 equal balls using the palms of hands to roll and shape meat. Lay each meatball on lined cookie sheet. Heat a large heavy bottom skillet with red palm oil on medium high heat. Sear meatballs in skillet about 3 minutes on each side. Remove seared meatballs from skillet when browned on each side. Use skillet drippings to make a brown gravy. Once gravy is made, add meatballs back to gravy.

Place meatballs and gravy in 400° oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Serve with rice or as desired.



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