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. 

Ingredients

For the meatballs

  • 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
6g
9%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
25mg
3%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
86mg
12%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
139mg
9%
Water
27g
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.