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Cocktail Meatballs with Buffalo Sauce & Blue Cheese
These Cocktail Meatballs with Buffalo Sauce and Blue Cheese Dip are a great addition to any party – especially when football is involved!
Servings Prep Time
6Dozen 30Minutes
Cook Time
30Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6Dozen 30Minutes
Cook Time
30Minutes
Ingredients
For the Meatballs
For the Meatball Sauce
For the Blue Cheese Dip
Instructions
Meatballs
  1. Combine ground beef, ground pork, eggs, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and bread crumbs. Mix well, but don’t over mix. Form mixture into small walnut sized meatballs and set aside on a platter or cookie sheet.
  2. Heat olive oil in a heavy bottomed large pan or dutch oven over medium high heat until shimmering, but not smoking. Sear meatballs on all sides, but do not cook through. They should be pink in the middle. This will take multiple batches. Remove each batch carefully into a large bowl and set aside until all batches are completed.
  3. When all the meatballs are seared (and set aside) carefully add beef broth to hot pot to de-glaze the pan, scraping up all the browned bits. Bring to a simmer. Combine cornstarch and water in a small dish, then whisk into the hot beef broth. Simmer until slightly thickened.
  4. Add chili sauce, Sriracha sauce, vinegar, and sugar to thickened beef broth. Stir to combine. Carefully add meatballs back to the pot containing the beef broth mixture. Stir to coat all the meatballs. Bring to a low simmer, then cover. Let simmer 20 minutes until meatballs are cooked through.
Blue Cheese Dip
  1. Blend together sour cream, mayonnaise, blue cheese crumbles, vinegar, and salt. Smash the larger blue cheese chunks into small ones as you blend to fully incorporate the blue cheese.
Assembly
  1. Set out RITZ Crackers, Cocktail Meatballs, Blue Cheese Dip, and green onion (if serving). Show everyone how to build the perfect Meatball snack! Grab a RITZ, spread a little blue cheese dip on it, top that with a meatball (some people prefer to cut the meatball in half and put the flat side down to keep it from rolling around), add another dollop of blue cheese dip, then sprinkle with green onion. Then watch it all disappear! Chase the meatball snacks with a cold Coca-Cola or Coke Zero and everyone’s happy!