There are meatballs and then there are meatballs. Some deserve to be smothered in tomato sauce while others are the perfect party snack that is best pierced with a toothpick. These appetizers and appetizing meatballs are usually devoured right away. When no one really feels like cooking a large meal treat the family to an appetizer dinner buffet.
A few of the items on this particular menu most likely are store bought while others can be homemade like these little delights. Turn the coffee table into a buffet table with plenty of toothpicks, paper plates and napkins. Then plug in your favorite movie and enjoy family time while you all watch the show and enjoy some simple foods that everyone can pick at.
Don’t forget to include a veggie tray with some vegetable dip. The whole family will love this movie night and you’ll be a hit serving something no one expected to see as a dinnertime meal.
These meatballs can also serve as the main course too. Cook up some rice to have on the side or under the meatballs and gravy. Serve string beans or asparagus spears and create an easy dinner meal any day of the week.
- 1 pound of lean ground beef
- ½ onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- ¼ cup of quick oats
- 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon of bacon salt
- ¼ teaspoon of pepper
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- ½ onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon of Pinot Grigio – white wine
- 1 cup of beef broth
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon of water
- ½ cup of sour cream
- Preheat the oven to 375’.
- Use cooking spray to lightly coat a large baking pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef, garlic, oats, onion, and Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper together.
- Roll the meat mixture with your hands to form one inch sized meatballs and set them into the baking pan.
- Bake the meatballs in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until centers are cooked through.
- In a medium sized sauce pan, warm the olive oil.
- Then add the onion and sauté it until it becomes soft and translucent in color.
- Add in the white wine to deglaze the pan and cook until the wine has reduced itself.
- After the wine and onion sauce has reduced, add in the beef broth on low and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove the meatballs from the oven after they are cooked and let them rest for 5 minutes.
- Once the onion sauce is done, stir in the sour cream and remove from the heat.
- Pour the sauce over the mini meatballs until they are all coated well.
- Transfer them to a casserole dish or serving platter and serve warm.
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