5 Meatball Recipes to Add to Your Game Day Spread

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Asian Chicken Meatballs

When it comes to game day spreads, more is more. Order pizza delivery, stock up on six-packs of beer, crank up the slow cooker for some chili, square away the wings—and to really knock things out of the park, serve up a giant platter of saucy meatballs. Unlike the aforementioned dishes, when served with a toothpick, meatballs make for a perfect one-bite finger food, so your guests can focus on the plays, not on their plates.

 

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

 

If you’re looking for the quintessential Italian meatball recipe, this is it. Like all the best Italian meatballs, this version is made with the classic trio of beef, pork and veal; that combination guarantees heartiness, tenderness and a twinge of sweetness. Bonus: The meatballs and sauce can be prepared a day ahead, refrigerated and reheated before serving.

Moroccan-Style Meatballs

 

Thanks to the exotic quartet of mint, parsley, cinnamon and cumin, these lamb meatballs have a uniquely North African accent.

Meatballs in Romesco Sauce

 

These meatballs, served in a punchy Spanish pepper, nut and garlic sauce, are the ultimate low-maintenance hors d’oeuvre: both the meatballs and sauce can store for up to three days, and the dish is delicious when served both hot and cold.

 

 

Little Lamb Meatballs

 

Modeled after a popular Greek dish, keftedes, these meatballs blend walnuts and rice with ground beef and ground lamb.

Chicken Meatballs with Ginger and Lemongrass

 

These chicken meatballs get their bold flavor from Southeast Asian ingredients, like lemongrass, ginger, cilantro and fish sauce. Serve them alongside fresh lettuce leaves for wrapping.

 

 

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