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Green Chile Meatballs SA

Green Chile Meatballs

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Denver Channel 7’s Mike Nelson is turning up the heat in their new segment, Cooking with Mike! Mike’s admittedly terrible cooking skills make him the perfect host for this cooking series, which is sponsored by our friends at Specialty Appliance. On this episode of Cooking with Mike, Chef Dan and Mike are preparing these delectable Green Chile Meatballs – perfect for appetizers during your big game watch party or a side dish for any meal.

Recipe and video are provided courteous of Specialty Appliance and Denver Channel 7. 



  • 1 package of Hot Italian Boulder Sausage
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  • To taste – fresh parsley, salt and pepper

Green Chile:

  • 1 cup of mild to hot (based on preference) hatch green chiles, roasted
  • 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • Small onion diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic diced
  • ½ pound of ground pork
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • To season – cumin, chili powder, coriander, salt and pepper

Craft it your way!

We used Hot Italian to give it a BOuLDER flavor. Boulder Sausage Hot Italian is authentically blended with peppers and all-natural spices, giving the dish excellent flavor without the need for additional seasoning. Although, for many, flavor preferences vary. Alternatively, use regular Italian Boulder Sausage for a milder flavor.



  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Ball and place on a sheet tray
  3. Bake meatball in Jenn Air Convection Steam Oven on convection bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until cooked through

Green Chile:

  1. Aggressively brown the meat and add onions, garlic and cook until translucent
  2. Add cilantro, chilies, tomatoes, spices and chicken stock bring to a boil
  3. Simmer on Jenn Air Induction module for at least ½ an hour to desired consistency

Cooking with Mike Nelson

Recipe and video are provided courteous of Specialty Appliance and Denver Channel 7. Copyright 2019 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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Gluten Free Italian Sausage Marinara

Delizioso! Gluten FREE Italian Sausage Marinara

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At last! An entirely Gluten Free pasta dish that tastes good and it’s even a little healthier too. Boulder Sausage believes food should be about bringing everyone together and providing real nutritional content, without sacrificing taste. If either you, relatives, or friends are affected by Gluten, you know how hard it can be to find products & recipes that everyone will truly enjoy, whether they are Gluten Free or not. So, we partnered with Boulder based Pieno Pasta to create truly Gluten Free recipes that are, as the Italians would say, delizioso. But don’t just take our word for it, invite the kin over and give them a try for yourself!

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Hot Italian Sausage with Wild Rice and Basmati Pilaf

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Stacey from Colorado sent us this recipe. “I have picky children who don’t want to eat healthy food, ever. Getting them to eat something like wild rice that looks different is hard, but when I have BOULDER SAUSAGE brand Italian Sausages cooked with the meal, they love every single bite and are willing to try new things when it means they get BOULDER SAUSAGE brand sausages with it.”

Hot Italian Sausage with Wild Rice and Basmati Pilaf


Kosher salt

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

6 links BOULDER SAUSAGE brand Italian Sausages, sliced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

¾ cup basmati rice

¾ cup wild rice

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Freshly ground pepper


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add the wild rice and cook until just tender, about 40 minutes; drain. Set aside and cover to keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, until browned, about 5-7 minutes. Pour off all but about 3 tablespoons of the drippings, set aside sausage and keep warm.

3. Add thyme. Stir in the basmati rice and cook until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1 1/3 cup. Water and 1/4 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low; cover and simmer until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside, covered, 5 minutes.

4. Fluff the basmati rice with a fork, and then stir in the prepared wild rice and the parsley. Season with salt and pepper, once plated assemble sliced hot Italian sausage over top.

Prep Time: 10 minutes  –  Cook Time: 50 minutes   –  Total Time: 60 minutes  –  Yield: Serves 6-8

Italian Sausage with Ziti, Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes

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Linda from New Mexico – “I try to eat healthy, and the fact that BOULDER SAUSAGE makes its Italian Sausage with lean cuts of pork means I can eat a hearty meal without loading on the calories. When I want to splurge a little, I make this pasta dish with BOULDER SAUSAGE brand Italian Sausage.”

Italian Sausage with Ziti, Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes


4 links BOULDER SAUSAGE brand Italian Sausage

4 ounces uncooked ziti

½ teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

¼ teaspoon salt

1 garlic clove, minced

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper

6 tablespoons half-and-half

1 cup fresh spinach


1. Place sausage in skillet over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes or until sausage is evenly brown, cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

2. Heat extra-virgin olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add cherry tomatoes, salt, crushed red pepper, and minced garlic to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally.

3. Stir in spinach and pasta; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts, tossing occasionally.

Prep Time: 10 minutes  –  Cook Time: 25 minutes  –  Total Time: 35 minutes  –  Yield: Serves 4

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