Cocktail Meatballs


Today’s Recipe: Cocktail Meatballs

Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: cocktail meatballs
Author: Food Network Kitchen


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • ½ onion, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • sliced scallions, for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the beef, egg, cheese, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, 2 teaspoons mustard, the Worcestershire sauce, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a medium bowl; mix with your hands until combined. Form into 1 ½-inch meatball (about 24) and arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Mix the ketchup, brown sugar, and remaining 1 teaspoon mustard in a small bowl and brush on the meatballs. Bake until lightly browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a platter and top with scallions.

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