If by any chance you are looking for a clever way to diversify your holiday party offerings – why not try serving up some meatballs – as a main, or an appetizer. It’s a little off the beaten path and a welcome surprise to any guest.
And whats more – you don’t need to stick to beef – try mixing it up by incorporating lean ground pork. Here I’ve partnered with DuBreton to fashion three holiday-worthy meatball recipes.
Three secrets to make your meatballs memorable:
1. Add in some marmite. This yeast-based paste is pure umami flavor. It will give your meatballs the added jolt of savoury goodness.
2. Presoak your breadcrumbs – and use buttermilk. Buttermilk provides an additional layer of flavor – slight acidity and tang.
3. Fry them! Yup, that’s right. Fry your meatballs in a good amount of oil before baking them. This ensures a beautiful outside while not overcooking the inside.
Mini Meatball Wellingtons with Port Gravy
Inspired by the holiday classic – these mini morsels are perfect for a holiday dinner
Meatballs with Apple, Apricot and Herb Gravy
A play on pork chops and apple sauce – this sweet and herbaceous sauce pairs perfectly with the earthy meatballs.
Bahn mi bites
A riff on the quintessential Vietnamese street food – this crunchy and spicy bites are perfect for a cocktail party.
Basic Meatball recipes:
Extra Lean Ground Pork Meatballs