Cute little meatball slider bites would be perfect for any game day celebration. Easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. Your guests will be cheering for you instead of the game when they try these!
Welcome to Day #3 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I dislike football. Not the game itself, but just watching sports on TV in general. Now if you take me to a game I’m much more inclined to get all spazzy and competitive. I start off being calm and quiet, then something snaps and I’m screaming like a lunatic and getting way too involved. I think it’s why my family never brings me to games. There may be some connection there.
Today I’m giving you tiny little meatball bites. They’re like sliders but with meatballs instead of tiny burgers. Add a little marinara and some cheese and it’s a party. Perfect for game day. Or any day really.
Make sure you scroll down to enter our amazing giveaway today by Not So Simple Syrup. It’s a really cool prize and I’m so glad they joined us today.
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- 1 pound of ground beef
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt or powder
- 1 teaspoon onion salt or powder
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- Dash salt
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 baguette, cut into bite sized sandwich pieces
- Leaf lettuce, optional
- Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
- Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
- Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray, add a little oil and set on stove top.
- In a large bowl mix together the ground beef, rolled oats, egg, milk, garlic salt, onion salt, parsley and worcestershire sauce.
- In a small bowl mix the flour, smoked paprika and salt. Stir with a fork.
- Now for miniature meatballs by hand, then take them and dunk them in the flour mixture. Then lay them in a skillet, continue until they are all formed.
- Turn the heat to a nice medium-high heat and cook the meatballs just until all sides are browned. Careful not to stir around too much. It could break them up.
- Once browned lay them in the casserole dish and cook in preheated oven for about 30 to 35 minutes, depending on the size of your meatballs.
- Remove from oven.
- Heat the marinara sauce in a small saucepan. Once it's hot you pour that over the meatballs and stir them around until coated.
- Now start to stack. I cut some of the excess bread off and I'll use the leftover bits for making stuffing or meatloaf. You want a nice bread to meat ratio so don't be shy to take a bread knife to your baguette till you get the pieces the way you want. Leftover bread can be used in so many other dishes so it never goes to waste her.
- Start with bottom piece of bread, then a layer of lettuce if desired, then the meatball, then drizzle more marinara over top. sprinkle with cheese, top with the top part of the baguette, and stick a skewer or toothpick in the them to hold them together.
- Serve with a big old I love football food smile!
Visit all the other Appetizer Week Blogs for more Snack Time Deliciousness:
- Meatball Bites by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Gluten Free Onion Butter Pretzels by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- Crawfish Dip by Call Me PMc
- Low-Carb Shrimp Guacamole by Yours and Mine Are Ours
- Bourbon Pulled Pork Sliders by Cooking in Stilettos
- Sun-dried Tomato Dip by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Sriracha Butternut Hummus by Farm Fresh Feasts
- Margherita Pizza Sticks by Makobi Scribe
- Chicken Parmesan Meatballs by Flavor Mosaic
- Feta-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with Shrimp by Food Lust People Love
- Ham and Sauerkraut Balls by From Gate to Plate
- Cheddar Cayenne Crackers by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Baked Pickle Chips by Lemons for Lulu
- Cheddar Cheese Olive Puffs by Life Off the Clock
- Manchego and Roasted Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Restaurant-Style Chipotle Salsa by Home Cooking Memories
- Mango Jalapeno Sausage Rolls by Food Done Light
- Ham & Cheese Mini Cracker Sandwiches by Mom’s Test Kitchen
- Spicy Cheese Rounds by Try Anything Once Culinary
- by Cookerati
Today’s sponsor is Not So Simple Syrup. They can be found on Facebook, and Twitter. Not So Simple Syrup is a small, local maker of simple syrups. Heidi and Barbie’s passion is to create all natural syrups that inspire and stimulate your penchant for amazing mixed drinks as well as iced teas, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert making and baking too. They pride themselves on individual service. When you purchase a NSSS product, you can be sure that it received their personal stamp of approval. Not So Simple Syrup is providing us with a 6-month gift basket subscription for the winner. Each month you will get a gift package with a new theme and everything you need to whip up a favorite recipe from the Not So Simple Syrup crew. Everything but the booze will be included and shipped directly to your door. Like wine of the month, but with simple syrups. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
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