Easy meatball appetizer recipes include cranberry glazed meatballs, grape jelly glazed meatballs, ricotta and cinnamon meatballs and spanikopita chicken meatballs. Glazed appetizer meatballs are the simplest to make, and some recipes use as few as three ingredients. Barbecue meatball appetizers are prepared using a slow cooker.
Glazed meatballs make wonderful appetizers, and cranberry glazed meatballs are a good choice for any occasion. Combine one can of jellied cranberry sauce, one bottle chili sauce in a saucepan, and cook the mixture over medium heat until smooth. Add one package of frozen precooked meatballs to the sauce, cover the dish, and continue cooking until the meatballs are thoroughly heated. Another way to prepare glazed meatballs is to combine grape jelly and chili sauce in a saucepan, cooking for several minutes, and then adding in a package of precooked meatballs.
Ricotta cheese and ground cinnamon make an intriguing flavor combination for appetizer meatballs, and this recipe combines ground chuck with orzo pasta and other sweet and savory ingredients. Heat a jar of marinara sauce, and simmer the meatballs in the sauce. Rachel Ray's spanikopita meatballs combines ground chicken and feta cheese with Greek seasonings, and are topped with a cucumber dill yogurt sauce. To make slow cooker barbecue meatballs create a meatball mixture from ground beef and instant soup mix, simmering meatballs in a sweet tomato sauce.