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meat ball hors d'oeuvres w/ tangy bbq sauce

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
joeyjoan K
Clarkston, MI

I made this recipe for the first time yesterday for the holiday party we attended. With a few very small changes I will be serving this dish to guests and taking it to party's again and again. I made 45 balls and not a single one was left in fact it was a race and war for the last one.This recipe came with the Kitchen aid free standing mixer I got this weekend. Absolutely delicious.

(2 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For meat ball hors d'oeuvres w/ tangy bbq sauce

  • 1 lb
    ground beef ( i used a beef, pork, and veal mix
  • 2
    egg yolks ( i used the entire egg)
  • 1/3 c
    bread crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped parsley
  • 3/4 tsp
    garlic salt ( i used garlic powder)
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    stuffed olives chopped ( i didn't use olives)
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 1/4 c
    brown sugar ( next time i plan to use only 1 cup)
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    vinegar (i will be increasing the amount 1/2 a tbsp at a time to taste)
  • 1 c
    strong coffee
  • 1/2 c
    onion finely chopped.
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp

How To Make meat ball hors d'oeuvres w/ tangy bbq sauce

  • 1
    As I said this recipe came with my new mixer so it has you combining the first 9 ingredients in a bowl and mixing with the mixer so.....
  • 2
    Combine meat,eggs,bread crumbs, cheese,parsley,garlic powder,oregano,pepper and olives in a large bowl and mix well.
  • 3
    form into small balls,you should get 30 balls out of a lb of meat as you can tell I used more then a lb of meat to get 45 balls ( well I got more then 45 But I had to sample as I went right)
  • 4
    Brown in olive oil cook til well browned.
  • 5
    warm Tangy BBQ Sauce and pour over meat balls. Serve warm in chafing dish with toothpicks on the side.
  • 6
    Directions for Tangy BBQ Sauce
  • 7
    Combine all the sauce ingredients in a heavy sauce pan. Mix well.
  • 8
    Cook over medium heat for 10 mins stirring occasionally.Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  • 9
    This sauce can be made in advance and stored covered in the fridge until needed.