Appetizer Meatballs

Appetizer Meatballs
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

 

Meatballs are the perfect nibble to serve during the game — whether on toothpicks, sandwich rolls, or a pizza (yep, we said it). This recipe uses an easy meat blend and pairs it with a barbecue sauce made of ingredients you probably have stored in your pantry. 

18
Servings
125
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the meatballs

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 Cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 Cup 2 percent milk
  • 1/3 Cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • Vegetable oil

For the sauce

  • 1/2 Cup ketchup
  • 1/2 Cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 1/3 Cup vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pepper

Directions

For the meatballs

Combine the first 6 ingredients together in a bowl. Crumble the beef over the mixture and incorporate, careful not to overmix. Shape into 1-inch balls. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown meatballs in a little vegetable oil and  drain. Place in a 2 ½-quart baking dish.

For the sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl and pour over the meatballs in the baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 50-60 minutes or until the meatballs are no longer pink. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
24mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
75mg
11%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
177mg
12%
Water
24g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Appetizer Shopping Tip

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Appetizer Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.