Monday, June 27, 2011

Make it monday! MeatBalls and Dipping sauces!

This past weekend myself and a few girlfriends held a Bachelorette party for our Best Friend! 
It was so much fun and there was so much food!

I told you lots of food!

For the party I made, the cake and cupcakes (see more on this tomorrow) , meatballs with two dipping sauces and apple dip (more on this next Make it Monday!)

Today I share the meatballs unfortunately without pictures but I'm sure you can imagine what a meatball looks like...

Easy Party Meatballs
2 lbs of Lean or Extra Lean Ground Beef
1/2 of 1 Small Onion
1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Large Egg
1 Tbsp Ketchup or BBQ Sauce
Steak Seasoning (I like the Keg Steak Spice)
BBQ rub ( I use one that the Chef at Robyn's work makes but you can pick them up in the supermarket or make your own...)

Start by dicing your onion as small as you can (I sometimes grate it into the mix rather than leaving bigger pieces in there). In a large bowl mix all of your ingredients together, be careful not to over mix the meat! Then roll into balls that measure about 1 tsp each, and bake on a sheet pan (I cover mine with foil so that its easier to clean up!) at 350 for about 10 min then flip them over and bake for another 10 mins. 

These are great as an appetizer or add them to a week night supper, you can even put them in marinara sauce and put them over pasta! 
(They freeze very well too)

I got so many compliments on these meatballs but not as many as the dipping sauces.... so here they are!

I used the same basic recipe (that I made up as I went) for both but used two different salad dressings for flavor... I used Ranch for one and the new Kraft Mango Chipotle dressing for the other.

Creamy Dipping Sauce
1/2 pkg of cream cheese
2 Tbsp of mayonnaise
2-3 tbsp of salad dressing of your choice

Mix the cream cheese with your electric mixer until it is smooth, add your mayonnaise and then your salad dressing, you may need more dressing than I used to thin it out so its a good dipping constancy. 

Both of these sauces worked out great! 
They were enjoyed by all and I was asked for the recipe several times.... 
(don't you love when that happens!)

PS. don't worry about the mango chipotle being too spicy its really not that spicy but does have a bit of a kick in the after taste! 

What is your go to party recipe, is there a recipe that your family love that you modify for parties....

Hope you give these meatballs a try! You might just love them!

1 comment:

  1. Those sound delicious! I never think to do meatballs as a finger food!
    Anyway, thanks for the kind words on my blog!
    Following back from the Monday Morning Blog Hop...
    Can't wait to read more, I love seeing people who post lots of new recipes, very inspiring!

    ~Angela @ First Comes Baby...


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