Snacks & Appetizers

Glazed Cocktail Meatballs

Glazed Cocktail Meatballs

Hands-on Time:  15 minutes
Total time:  20 minutes
Makes 32

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ small red onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ c bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ½ c currant jelly

Combine beef, onion, bread crumbs, egg, and nutmeg; season with salt and pepper.  Shape into 1″ balls and broil until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes.  In a large skillet, heat currant jelly; add the meatballs and toss to coat.


Originally from Real Simple’s 10 Ideas for:  Ground Beef, these meatballs rock!  They are so easy, so quick and so good!

Glazing in Currant Jelly

They are now my favorite homemade meatballs.  Yep, they’ve knocked down the reigning, homemade meatball, go-to party snack champ down a peg.

Red Currant Jelly – Can find at your local grocer

There’s not much more to say, really.  Give ’em a try.  These meatballs speak for themselves!

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