I have no idea who first invented the idea of grinding up meat and making it into balls. But whoever it was, they were really on to something. Meatballs are one of the most useful ideas ever dreamed up in the kitchen. They let you stretch your meat further by mixing it with bread crumbs, rice, or veggies. They’re a good way to use tough cuts of meat that aren’t good roasted. And because the balls are little, they cook up faster than a whole big slab of meat.
Once you’ve got the basic idea of turning meat into balls, you can come up with about a million different ways to do it. You can use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef. You can serve the balls on sticks as an appetizer or dish them up over rice or noodles for a main course. And, of course, you can cook them with pretty much any sauce under the sun – so no matter what your family’s tastes are, there’s a meatball recipe they’ll love.
Don’t believe me? Well, don’t take my word for it – just check out this list of Mind Blowing Meatballs. There are meatballs with cheese, meatballs with fruit, meatballs with Asian sauce and meatballs with Jamaican spice. There are even meatballs baked into little cupcakes that you can eat as finger food. So what are you waiting for? Pick a recipe, and have a ball!
Zesty Cranberry Crockpot Meatballs || Family Fresh Meals
Crockpot Grape Jelly & BBQ Meatballs || I Heart Naptime
MeatBall Sub on a Stick || The Country Cook
Meatball Sub Cupcakes || Plain Chicken
Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs || Family Fresh Meals
Teriyaki Meatballs || Damn Delicious
Auntie’s Disappearing Meatballs || Family Fresh Meals
Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Meatballs || Life In The Lofthouse
Honey Buffalo Crockpot Meatballs || Family Fresh Meals
Sweet and Sour Crockpot Meatballs || Family Fresh Meals
Cheese Stuffed Sloppy Joe Meatballs || Recipes that Crock
Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs || Family Fresh Meals
Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs || The Magical Slow Cooker
Crockpot Orange Glazed Meatballs || Family Fresh Meals
Slow Cooker BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs || Betty Crocker
Jamaican Jerk Meatballs || Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen
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Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D