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You Need to Try This Great Meatball Appetizers Recipe

Pan of Meatballs in a Tomato Sauce

You Need to Try This Great Meatball Appetizers Recipe

Little meatballs make the perfect appetizers to tide guests over until dinner. Using a mix of seasonings and textures, this meatball recipe is sure to please a crowd. Many people have meatballs as an accompaniment to pasta, but on their own they can delight.

Whether you need an appetizer for game day, a party, or a family gathering, this recipe is a great one to have on hand. It uses a unique combination of spices that sets it apart from many other meatball appetizers. When creating an appetizer, you can either go for simple or complicated.

This appetizer takes the simple route. It's something you can prepare in a short amount of time, allowing you to spend more time decorating or doing whatever other tasks you need to check off. You can do something else while these meatballs simmer, since they need to cook for 45 minutes.

Once you've tried this recipe, take a look at all of our other wonderful recipes. We have other options for appetizers, in case you need multiple dishes to offer to your guests. We also have main course ideas and recipes for great desserts. Enjoy!

Meatball Appetizers


1/2 cup rice
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon onions, minced
2 tablespoons green bell peppers, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 cups tomato juice
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


1. Combine rice, ground meat, onion, green pepper, salt, celery salt, and garlic; form into balls about 1-1/2 inches in diameter.

2. Heat tomato juice, oregano and Worcestershire sauce in skillet. Add meatballs.

3. Cover tightly and simmer for 45 minutes.

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