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Food

Super Bowl Recipe: Slim Jim Meatballs

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Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. So for those that are neither going out to watch the game or getting your spread catered, we'll be sharing some recipes in the next few days to make sure your party is well-fed.

Our first one comes from George Duran over at the Hungry Channel, who sounds like a toned-down version of Harley Morenstein from Epic Mealtime.

Duran made up the ultimate dude food, using Slim Jims to make meatballs, and then tested them out on folks on the street. One Italian man was not pleased by him veering from conventions, but the rest seemed happy. You can watch the video below, and then follow along with the recipe.

Here's how it's done.

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Slim Jim Meatballs

13 Slim Jims, roughly chopped
1/2 cup panko
1/2 cup whole milk
1 sausage link, casing removed
1 yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup roughly chopped parsley
2 eggs

Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine panko and milk in a small bowl and let sit 5 minutes. In a food processor combine chopped Slim Jims, panko and milk mixture, sausage, onion, parsley and eggs. Pulse to combine and then run the food processor until a paste forms. Dip your hands in water and roll the meat mixture into balls. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and cook under broiler for 10 minutes until golden brown.

Skewer meatballs and serve.