Appetizer Meatballs

Staff Writer
Appetizer Meatballs
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
114
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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
10%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
8µg
1%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.8%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.5%
Vitamin C
1mg
1.6%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.7%
Vitamin K
0.9µg
1.2%
Calcium
20mg
2%
Fiber
0.3g
1.1%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
10µg
3%
Folic acid
2µg
N/A
Iron
0.8mg
4.3%
Magnesium
8mg
2%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
57mg
8%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
121mg
3%
Sodium
135mg
6%
Sugars, added
4g
N/A
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
8%