Friday, January 3, 2014

Party Meatballs

Meatballs, meatballs, meatballs!
Who doesn't like meatballs?  Well, actually, I am not a meat eater for the most part, but I have not met a person who has tried these that doesn't like them. 
We have people over at the house quite a bit for football games, basketball games, UFC fights, birthday parties, swim parties and other events and many times I need something fast and easy to make.  I have been making these party meatballs for years and every time my husband has company his friends always want me to make them.
Each and every time I make them they disappear and as always, I really enjoy recipes that are easy to make and this is one of them.  You don't have to be a super fantastic cook to be a hit with these...even though I am sure that I am!
These are great for kids and adults alike and have a sweet flavor that everyone will enjoy.  I have made these a few times this season already and will probably be making some more with all of the big games coming up.  Hope you enjoy them as much as all of our friends do.
Party Meatballs
Servings: 45-50 meatballs
You will need:
  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 pkg (6 oz) Stove Top stuffing mix ~ chicken flavored
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 16 - 20 oz crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 bottle (18 oz) original or hickory BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
Preheat the oven to 425°F. 
Mix together the meat stuffing mix and water and roll meatballs about 1 inch in diameter and put in a 9x13 inch baking dish and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until they look done.
While the meatballs are in the oven baking mix together the crushed pineapple (drained), BBQ sauce and brown sugar until well blended. 
When the meatballs are done baking, pour the sauce mixture over the meatballs and back for another 10 minutes or so until heated thoroughly.
For an easy make ahead recipe that still tastes fresh you can bake the meatballs and then pour the sauce on top without baking, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight and then heat for about 15-20 minutes the next day until meatballs and sauce are heated thoroughly.

This recipe yields about 45-50 meatballs and it perfect for any party, potluck, picnic or any other get together. 
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