Sweet & Spicy Appetizer Meatballs
 
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Simple baked meatballs to serve as an appetizer at your next party.
Serves: about 20
Ingredients
For the meatballs:
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh Thai basil or regular basil or cilantro
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon TABASCO┬« SWEET & Spicy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
For dipping:
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sriracha
For serving:
  • Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients. Turn on the boiler and place a rack at the top of the oven. Shape the meatballs into spheres 1 inch in diameter and set on a baking sheet.
  2. Broil the meatballs for 4 minutes, then use tongs to flip them over and broil another 4 minutes on the second side.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayo and 1 tablespoon of sriracha. Add more sriracha to taste, until you've reached the desired degree of spiciness.
  4. Arrange the meatballs on a plate and stick toothpicks into them. Serve the sauce on the side.
Recipe by Big Girls Small Kitchen at http://www.biggirlssmallkitchen.com/2015/09/appetizer-meatballs.html