Bring these to a party and everyone will love you.

I was invited to a classy holiday party and I decided to bring an appetizer. I wanted something that could be finger food, easy to eat, one handed. I settled on meatballs. I found a bunch of recipes with weird stuff (cranberry glaze etc) so I made up my own recipe that is classic and pretty easy.

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Look at your appetizer, then back to me…


  • 1/2 pound italian sausage

olive oil

salt and pepper

parsley on top.


  • 1 cup Sweet Baby Rays (or your favorite BBQ sauce)

Make the meatballs

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mince and fry the shallot in a good amount of olive oil. Pour shallots and oil into a bowl. Add the minced garlic.

Combine the sausage and beef with the shallots.

Put 1 chiabatta in the blender and turn it into crumbs, add to meat.

Add in 1/2 cup cream and 1 egg.

Mix together until evenly mixed. You don’t want just a clump of shallots.

Add some salt and pepper.

Form the mixture into small meatballs. Place on a pan. You don’t have to grease it because of the olive oil etc.

Cook for 20–25 minutes. You can flip them once if you want multiple sides to be browned.

Make the sauce. Combine 1/2 cup cream with 1 cup of bbq sauce. Add in 1/2 tablespoon of stone ground mustard.

Plate the meatballs, drizzle with sauce, then sprinkle with finely chopped parsley.


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