Meat appetizers come in all shapes and sizes and can be made with any They can be made using ground meats,thinly sliced deli meat or prepared meats, such as smoky link sausages, pepperoni, salami, etc. Perhaps one of the most popular form of meat appetizers is meatballs, because they can be using all sorts of ingredients as well as a large variety of sauces. Meat appetizers can feature simple small bite sizes of meat, such as cocktail weenies or chicken (breaded or not) served with dipping sauces. Some other examples of meat appetizers are pastries or wontons stuffed with meat or a mixture of meat and other ingredients, such as Mini Calzones, Cheese and Sausage Croissant Bites and Cheese and Sausage Wonton Flowers. Meat appetizers are especially great served at events where no dinner will be served; orl if dinner will be served, will be served quite late, leaving the guests hungry.
Meat Appetizer Recipes ▼
This mini smoked sausage appetizer recipe is as easy as it gets! The tangy Dijon cheese dip is made with a combination of processed cheese (such as "Velveeta") and cream cheese, along with a generous helping of Dijon mustard, some dark beer, chopped green onions (the top green portions) and assorted seasonings. The cheese dip can also be served with fresh cut vegetables, flat bread, tortilla chips and more!
Meatballs with Cherry Sauce recipe features cocktail-sized meatballs made with lean ground beef and bulk pork sausage combined with fresh parsley, fine bread crumbs, milk, egg and diced onion. Once browned, the meatballs are stirred into a divine dark cherry sauce made from pureed canned pitted dark cherries, ground ginger, cloves, cinnamon, freshly squeezed lemon juice and vinegar. Sweet and tangy!
Meatballs with Cranberry Glaze have a festive and tangy flavor, and are great for any occasion. This recipe calls for ground pork, but you can certainly use other ground meat, such as lean ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken. These meatballs make a great Thanksgiving appetizer (especially if made with ground turkey), because the sauce is made with cranberry sauce and seasoned with spices found in pumpkin pie.
This Meatballs with Grape Jelly and Chili Sauce recipe features mini-sized ground beef meatballs seasoned with minced onion, minced garlic, fresh parsley and Worcestershire sauce and tenderized with egg, milk and bread crumbs. The sauce is a simple, quick and easy combination of grape jelly and red chili sauce, which when combined produces a very flavorful sauce enjoyed by both kids and adults. Great for any occasion!
Mini Calzones are petite appetizers made with your choice of homemade bread dough or pre-packaged dough. These little crescent shapes are stuffed with a mixture of crumbled Italian sausage and a combination of ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. They are then rolled in melted butter, then rolled again in grated Parmesan cheese, and baked in just 15 minutes until golden. Delicious served with marinara.
Norwegian Meatballs (also referred to as Kjøttboller in Norwegian cuisine) feature browned meatballs that slow-cook in a beef broth. When the meatballs are ready to serve, heavy cream is combined with the broth, creating a creamy, savory sauce. This sauce is briefly heated until thickened, then poured over the meatballs, which are then topped with chopped fresh parsley. This dish is great served as appetizers or a main course.