Beet Balls with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Did you know that Beets promote happiness? These gorgeous, colorful gems bring blood flow to the brain and increase serotonin production (the feel good hormone)! It helps develop new neural connections in regions of our brains involved with executive function, long term memory, and spatial recognition. I was inspired to use a rendition of The Happy Pear’s Beet ball since they put happiness in everything they do. I made it SOS free and it’s still so delicious. Eating this dish will not only make your taste buds happy, it will also put you in a great mood! Kids will love it too!
Place a 10” sauté pan over medium high heat for a minute or two. Pour in the fennel seeds and let toast for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add in the minced garlic, red chili and sauté for another 30 seconds. Pour in the tomatoes and maple syrup, and season with black pepper. Stir, and let cook on medium heat until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 425℉
Rewarm the tomato sauce and place on a platter. Top with the Beet Balls and Smile…cause you’re happy and your guests will be too!
To serve as an hors d’oeuvres, make small, bite sized meatballs with a little sauce on top and serve with toothpicks.