3/4lbs ofround beef or a 1/2 and 1/2 mix of ground pork and beef
1egg slightly beaten
3tblsParmesan of Pecorino Romano Cheese
2garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2onion finely chopped
1tspsalt or to taste
1fresh jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
Soak bread crumbs in the 1/4 cup of milk until liquid is absorbed. Combine bread crumbs, ground beef, egg, cheese, garlic, onion, tomato paste and salt. Mix gently until all ingredients are well integrated. Shape mixture into 2 inch meatballs.
Heat 1/4 cup oil over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs until nicely browned. Remove meatballs to paper towel to drain.
To prepare sauce, combine chili sauce, preserves and jalapeño in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes. Add meatballs and cook another 2 or 3 minutes to heat. Serve immediately.