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Monday, September 5, 2011

My Personal PIGskin Challenge-Year 2

Hey everyone! I had fun last year with my Personal PIGskin Challenge trying a new dip for each week of football. You can click HERE to see the different things I made. Well, here we are at the beginning of another season and even if you don't like football, I hope you find some party and holiday inspiration!

Cajun Meatballs!

That's right, this year's challenge is...
Meatballs!
I'm thinking appetizers, munchies and fun toothpicks! Although sandwiches and soups are good too:@)
Wouldn't a meatball tasting party be fun, all different meats and flavors lined up!

Cajun Appetizer Meatballs found on Allrecipes.com
1 lb lean ground beef
1 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
2 Tblsp Cajun seasoning
1 Tblsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tblsp dried parsley
1/4 C finely chopped onion
1/4 C fresh bread crumbs
1/4 C milk
1 egg
1/2 C B-B-Q sauce
1/2 C peach preserves
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a medium sized baking sheet.
  2. Mix everything except the B-B-Q sauce and preserves.
  3. Form into golf ball size meatballs and place on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until no longer pink in the middle.
  5. Mix B-B-Q sauce and preserves in small bowl. Place meatballs in serving dish, cover with sauce. Toss to combine.
Notes:
  • I used homemade nectarine jam, any stone fruit will do. If I was making these for a party I might send the jam through the food chopper to thin the fruit a little.
  • I ended up with 18 meatballs and would make them more "bite size" next time. 24 is probably perfect.
  • These meatballs are very flavorful, you can really taste the herbs! I used Emeril's Essence for my Cajun Seasoning. 
  • What I love about these: No one will be looking around for the spaghetti, there's no doubt these ain't yo Momma's meatballs! There's a little heat and you can taste the thyme. If your crowd is into hot I could see adding some cayenne powder or hot sauce to the glaze. 
Earl's so excited, he loves football almost as much as he loves to eat!

43 comments:

  1. Has it really been a year? It hardly seems possible. I'm glad you're doing this again. These look good!

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  2. What a great idea. Who doesn't love meatballs. You do like it hot though don't you?

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  3. Here we go again!!! LOL Can't wait to see all the great ways you come up with to serve meatballs.

    I have one of the easiest & tasty methods I've ever heard of. I'll have to blog about it soon. The guys scarf them up every time I serve them.

    Thanks for the reminder.
    hugs,
    Rett

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  4. My guy would go crazy for these! Yum! (He would want the hot sauce.)

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  5. I think a meatball party would be so much fun! Wow! Hi Earl!!

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  6. I am looking forward to this, Lynn! I love meatballs prepared in different ways, especially as appetizers. xo,

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  7. My hubby LOVES meatballs, the hotter the better!
    Your header with the football is just too cute!

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  8. Lynn, these sound really good! I really like the peach preserves in the sauce!

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  9. These look absolutely great...nice to try different versions.
    Shel x

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  10. I have never made a non-Italian meatball but I may just try these.

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  11. Love hot & spicy foods. These meatballs sound delicious. Definitely going to give them a try.

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  12. Hi Lynn,
    I hope Earl is not hearing it: I love meatballs. And yours on the photo look decious. Thank your for the recipe.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  13. Hmmmm, my kinda football food! I will look forward to more.

    xo
    Pat

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  14. I'd say you are off to a great start this season, Lynn. Yum!

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  15. What a fun idea! Can't wait to follow this and the meatballs look delish.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  16. What a great idea! Love meatballs. These look so good, terrific start to the season.

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  17. Great idea and you started out with a delicious sounding recipe! It's printing now!

    Nancy

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  18. Oh these look fabulous !! I look forward to giving them a go ! Now following xx Ava

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  19. I love MEAT... and it looks delicious... Thanks for sharing the recipe Dear... try very soon
    Come to me at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  20. Oh my! Fabulous idea. Meatballs. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  21. WOW!...time is flying by...it's already Football season!
    Love the meatball recipe,spicy good!
    ~Jo

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  22. Hi Lynn, Mmmmmm, sounds delicious. We are huge fans of college football. We have season tickets to the Fl. Gators. My hubs and three of my children graduated from U of F. GO GATORS!!!
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  23. The meatballs look so juicy delicious I want to make some myself now!!

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  24. Love football (college that is) and love appetizers to munch on while I watch. Thanks for giving me new ideas to try out.

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  25. I'm back from Colorado! Go Broncos as they say there :) I have a whole Pinterest folder dedicated to football appetizers and ideas, Lynn, so I can see I will ahve fun pinning your ideas to it. Your meatballs sound yummy!

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  26. Great idea Lynne!
    those look delicious...I will need to be thinking of something too since hubby is a rabid Packer fan!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  27. I like the colorful sticks in the meatballs. I also like a sauce with a little sweetness to it!

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  28. Mmmm, looks yummy!...Christine

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  29. How fun is this! I am always looking for a new dip recipe during football season.

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  30. Those meatballs look delicious!!!

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  31. 17 weeks of meatballs! What could be better than that? They are the perfect game day food and everybody loves them. Good choice, Lynn.

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  32. those look fabulous!

    just in time for football as well. ;)

    thanks for linking up!
    kellie

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  33. O, yeah...my group will LOVE these.
    Thanks, Lynn

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  34. I only have one meatball recipe that I've used for many years! I don't know if I'd want a meatball tasting party...I think I'd like a cupcake tasting party better:)

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  35. Mmm, I love meatballs like this...festive!

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  36. lOVE, LOVE, LOVED THE PIGSKIN CHALLENGE LAST YEAR! I can't wait to see more fun ideas.

    GO BYU!!

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  37. FLY EAGLES, FLY.... ON THE ROAD TO VICTORY... E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!
    You are my football buddy for sure!
    My boys are gonna love these wonderful meatballs. I will probably make them up ahead and freeze them and then make them in the sauce!

    Lynn, Please join StoneGable with your delightful dish at ON THE MENU MONDAY. Linky will be posted at 8:00 Sunday night. This is not only a great football recipe but a great one for any crowd!
    Thanks for all the yumminess.
    Earl, you never looked so good, you must be a huge Eagle's fan too!
    xo Yvonne

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  38. With two football fans in the house (and lots of their friends) our place is gearing up for the season! Always love new recipes and these cajun meatballs I'm sure will be a big hit! I'm now a follower because I don't want to miss anything. :)

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  39. I love meatballs, but I never make them because the hubs is not a fan. However, this recipe is quite tempting! I'd like to invite you to link up at my Friday Favorites party!

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  40. Can I like this recipe even though I am a hapless Redskins fan? Thanks so much for sharing this special treat on Friday Food at Momtrends.

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