Root Beer Meatball Appetizer

MEATBALLS

Yum

I love a good Meatball appetizer,a little something amongst the dips,and crudites

cheese boards and hummus. This recipe happen to be my favorite meatball recipe of all

 

 

 

For the meatballs:

1 pound ground turkey

1 pound ground pork

2/3 cups day old  breadcrumbs

2 eggs

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 frish ground balck pepper

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

 

For the root beer BBQ sauce:

1 (12-ounce) bottle root beer

2  8 oz cans tomato sauce

2 tablespoon light brown sugar

2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoon worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground meat breadcrumbs, egg, spices Shape into mini meatballs and arrange on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, flip, and continue baking for an additional 5 minutes. Transfer meatballs to a large slow cooker.
  2. Bring the root beer to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the root beer measures approximately 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Add the ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and smoked paprika to the saucepan and whisk to combine.
  3. Pour the root beer barbecue sauce over the meatballs and stir to ensure all of the meatballs are coated. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with the sauce on the side for dipping.