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EASY APPETIZER RECIPE - Party Meatballs 2 Ways


It wouldn't be a celebration without meatballs! Whether you're throwing your kid's birthday bash or hosting a cocktail party, your guests will be raving about our Teriyaki & Barbecue Meatballs.

Ingredients:

Meatballs
1½ lbs lean ground beef
¾ cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 egg
¼ cup milk
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp dried oregano

1. TERIYAKI SAUCE

1½ cups water
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup soy sauce
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp garlic powder
3 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp water

2. BARBEQUE SAUCE

1 cup ketchup
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup honey
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

1) For the meatballs, preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, milk, parsley, salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano. Mix well just to combine. Roll into 1½–2 tablespoon meatballs. You will have approximately 32–35 meatballs. Bake 18–20 minutes, flipping once halfway through baking. Toss in one or both sauces and serve.
2) For the teriyaki sauce, in a medium saucepan, combine 1½ cups water, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium heat. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in remaining water and add to saucepan. Whisk until sauce has thickened, 3–5 minutes.
3) For the barbeque sauce, in a medium saucepan, combine ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat to low and simmer 4–5 minutes, occasionally stirring.

Makes 32–35 meatballs


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