There’s something incredibly comforting about a classic meatloaf, with its savory flavors and hearty texture. But what if we took the essence of this beloved dish and transformed it into bite-sized delights? Introducing the Meatloaf Meatballs! Perfect as appetizers, party snacks, or even a main course, these meatballs encapsulate the wholesome goodness of traditional meatloaf in every bite. Whether you’re hosting a gathering, preparing for game night, or simply looking for a twist on a classic, these meatballs are sure to impress. Let’s dive into this recipe and share the joy of cooking with friends and family!
- 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Ketchup (for the sauce)
- Brown sugar (for the sauce)
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- In a mixing bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients (including breadcrumbs, bell pepper, and Worcestershire sauce). Use your hands to mix the ingredients thoroughly until they come together.
- Using a small ice cream scoop or your hands, form the mixture into meatballs. Place them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, ensuring they are touching each other.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Once heated, bake the meatballs for 15 minutes.
- While the meatballs are baking, prepare the sauce. In a separate bowl, mix together ketchup and brown sugar. Stir until well combined.
- After the initial 15 minutes of baking, remove the meatballs from the oven. Brush them generously with the prepared sauce.
- Return the meatballs to the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until cooked through.
- Serving Suggestions: These meatballs are delightful on their own, but they can also be paired with mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, or a simple salad for a complete meal.
- Storage: If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. They can also be frozen for longer storage. Simply reheat before serving.
- Tip: These meatballs are perfect for meal prepping. Make a larger batch, freeze, and reheat as needed for a quick and delicious meal.
Indulge in the rich and savory flavors of these Meatloaf Meatballs, and let every bite transport you to a world of culinary delight. If this recipe adds warmth and joy to your dining experience, don’t hesitate to share it with friends and family!