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Buffalo Buffalo Meatballs January 24, 2014

Filed under: Appetizer — stacielk @ 7:00 am
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MeatballsSuper Bowl is quickly approaching and appetizers are a hit during the game.  Here is a great meatball recipe that would please your clan.  I love the blue cheese dip to go along with the meatballs and to bring the heat down a bit….along with the celery and carrots for health :)  (I also discovered pretzels are awesome if you have any extra blue cheese dip, for some reason I loved them combo of the two)

 

Buffalo-Buffalo Meatballs

1 cup sour cream

¾ cup panko breadcrumbs

1 large egg

3 carrots

3 stalks celery + 1 T chopped celery leaves

1 lb ground beef

4 scallions, finely chopped

1 T chopped fresh parsley

1 clove garlic, grated

¼ tsp cayenne pepper (I omitted b/c I don’t like too much heat)

Kosher salt

1 T unsalted butter

1 cup chicken broth

¾ cup Buffalo hot sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s, did not specificy that it was hot)

½ cup ketchup

½ cup crumbled blue cheese (2 oz)

Preheat oven to 400.  Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

Mix 2 T sour cream, panko and egg.  Let sit 5 min.  Grate 1 carrot and 1 celery stalk into panko mixture.  Add the meat, leaves, half the scallions, parsley, garlic, cayenne (if using), and ½ tsp salt and mix with hands till combined.  Shape into 35 mini meatballs and place on baking sheet.  Bake about 12 minutes until cooked through.

Melt butter in a pot.  Add remaining scallions and cook till wilted, 1 min.  Add broth, buffalo sauce and ketchup, bring to boil, reduce heat to med-low.  Simmer until sauce thickens, about 8 min.  Add meatballs and simmer about 8 min more.

Mix blue cheese and the remaining ¾ Cup and 2 T sour cream in a medium bowl.  Cut remaining 2 carrots and 2 celery stalks into sticks.  Transfer meatballs to a bowl and serve with the veggie sticks and blue cheese dip.

Recipe from Food Network Magazine

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