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Mini Meatballs with Asian Dipping Sauce for Cocktail Party

It is hard to say no to a snack that has a cute little sword sticking into it. Mini Cocktail Party Meatballs are a great party appetizer for any occasion. Paired with a delectable dipping sauce this will become your favorite meatball recipe.
For the meatballs
  Extra lean ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Green onion white part 1 Medium, chopped
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Sweet chili sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Light soy sauce 2 Teaspoon
  Yellow mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Ketchup 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
For frying the meatballs
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
For the dipping sauce
  Buttermilk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sweet chili sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Light soy sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Yellow mustard 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ketchup 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green onions 1 Medium, chopped (Green part)
  Parsley 1⁄2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
For serving
  Grape tomatoes 20 Small, halved (As needed)

To prepare the meatballs:
1. In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients for the meatballs together.
2. Take very small portions and roll to form tiny bite sized meatballs.
3. Heat a skillet with olive oil, pan-fry the mini meatballs on medium high heat for about 7-10 minutes. (Flip them every 3 minutes, making sure not to burn them)
To prepare the dipping sauce:
4. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dipping sauce together.
5. Pour it into a serving dish.

6. Skew each meatball with party toothpick and add half of grape tomato on it. Do the same with all the meatballs and grape tomatoes.

7. Serve accompanied with the prepared sauce and enjoy!

Things You Will Need
1. Party skewers (mini)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
The holiday season is here and any exotic and creative but really easy appetizer recipe idea is welcome. This recipe video by Victoria Paikin is inspired by the retro Hors d'oeuvre classic, little cocktail meatballs. These are done with a very simple, spicy-sweet Asian style dipping sauce which makes a great pair with the tiny bite site meatballs. Arrange these on a part platter for a cocktail party and they are sure to disappear in no time. You may want to make a double batch so that you do not run out.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 154 Calories from Fat 47

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g8.2%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g5.8%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 17.6 mg5.9%

Sodium 236.9 mg9.9%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15.1%

Sugars 5.9 g

Protein 9 g17%

Vitamin A 10.5% Vitamin C 8.1%

Calcium 0.9% Iron 5.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Mini Meatballs With Asian Dipping Sauce For Cocktail Party Recipe Video