Chipotle BBQ Cocktail Meatballs

By Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wishing a very happy 91st birthday to my Poppy today! Love you!

Everybody likes a good meatball.


And no, I’m not referencing Snookie and Deena from Jersey Shore (but yes, I admit to watching that show). I’m talkin’ about the best hors d’œuvres ever!

I love it when I’m at a party and they’re serving cocktail meatballs. Even if they’re not homemade. Just yum.

This is yet another dish I made for my Stella & Dot party a while ago. They’re super easy (basically make your favourite burgers and roll the meat into balls and bake) and you could use any sauce, although I highly recommend my spicy chipotle BBQ sauce from the best pasta ever (found here).

Also, I should add that this sauce is probably the most versatile sauce ever. I use it as BBQ sauce, pasta sauce, dipping sauce, marinade, salad dressing, or add it to a dip. It’s amazing no matter what. And spicy!

Chipotle BBQ Cocktail Meatballs


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 500 ml Chipotle BBQ Sauce


  1. Mix all ingredients (except the BBQ sauce) in a bowl. Roll by heaping tablespoon into small meatballs. Place on lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool a bit, but keep the oven on. Transfer to a greased glass baking dish and pour BBQ sauce over top. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with toothpicks.
1 Comment
  • Rachel
    October 9, 2013

    Yes! Whenever someone has these meatballs I will fill an entire plate and eat them with no shame. Thanks for the recipe!

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