Thursday, September 21, 2017

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf Meatballs

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf Meatball Poppers are our number 1 all time best meatloaf in popabel form. Looking for the perfect popable dinner? These meatball poppers surely fit the bill! Moist, flavorful and deliciously addictive. Your kids will go crazy for these. Great to freeze and reheat.

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We love meatballs.  Well, who doesn't.  They are incredible and multi purpose.  Appetizers, snacks, meals.  Italian, Mexican, Asian, any flavor you like can inspire a meatball.

This meatball is a family favorite. Well, of course the recipe that the meatballs were adapted from certainly is.  The meatloaf that inspired this recipe is a family staple.  Literally I would make it every Sunday.  Portion it out into 4 ounce portions and Chad would eat it for lunch all week.  He did this for quite some time.  He  loves it that much.  At some point I informed him we was affecting my creativity by eating the same thing everyday.  He was happy to encourage my creativity and try different things for lunch.

So, when we were talking meatballs, we both knew these would be a hit.  Awesome for tailgating, appetizers or served along side your favorite pasta, rice or potato this is a winner.  You are going to love it.

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Helpful Tips to make Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf Poppers:


What you will need to make Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf Poppers:

  • Mixing BowlI like a variety of mixing bowls and prep bowls and this set has them all.
  • Scooper- perfect for meatballs, cookies, ice cream for portioning out leftovers! I have had this set for years and use them all the time. 
  • 9x13 Baking DishI have my favorites and this set is one of them. The 9x13 is perfect for casseroles and the smaller size is awesome for making 1/2 a casserole recipe.

Enjoy!

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Yield: makes 60 meatloaf meatball poppers

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf Poppers

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf Meatball Poppers are our number 1 all time best meatloaf in popabel form. Looking for the perfect popable dinner? These meatball poppers surely fit the bill! Moist, flavorful and deliciously addictive. Your kids will go crazy for these. Great to freeze and reheat.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 recipe Balsamic Sauce (recipe to follow)
Balsamic Sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

For Meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl add beef, bread crumbs and milk.  Pouring milk directly over bread crumbs.  Add ketchup, egg, balsamic vinegar and your spices.  Combine well with hands, do not overwork the meat mixture.
  3. Form into 1 tablespoon balls, using a scooper or make meatballs about 1” balls.  Place in a 9"x13" baking dish.  Cover with balsamic sauce. Bake for 30 minutes.
Balsamic Sauce
  1. Combine ingredients in a medium bowl.  Whisk to combine well. Set aside until needed.













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11 comments:

  1. I can see why these are so popular at your house, they sound and look fantastic Donna!

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  2. meatballs- oh how wonderful they are- perfect on pasta, bread but even better by themselves and yours look delicious

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  3. I'm a terrible cook, and I'm not fond of meatballs, but this recipe sounded so good that I made them. They were easy to assemble, baked up quickly and the hub and I agree they taste great. He's still complementing me, and dinner was over an hour ago! Thanks for this recipe, I'm looking forward to more meatballs in the future.

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  4. These sound simply delicious! I can see why you call them poppers...I'd be popping them right in my mouth like I was eating a bowl of popcorn. I pinned your Balsamic Meatloaf recipe and am pinning this too!!

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  5. I loved the flavor of the balsamic sauce but the meatballs had a little too much breadcrumbs as written, at least for our household.

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  6. For our 2 son-in-loves I added diced Jalapeno peppers in my mixture and they absolutely devoured them.

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    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianSeptember 22, 2017 at 3:05 PM

      We are so happy to hear that, Colleen!! I'm so glad they enjoyed it!!

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  7. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianSeptember 22, 2017 at 8:39 AM

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  8. Wow this is different. Sounds really good.

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    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianSeptember 22, 2017 at 3:03 PM

      Thanks, Susan! Hope you enjoy it!!

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