Holiday Party Meatballs | Mostly Homemade Mom

Holiday Party Meatballs

November 18, 2015
These meatballs are the perfect appetizer or main dish on hoagie rolls for all your guests this holiday season!

I'm not sure what it is about the holidays that gets me motivated to get in the kitchen and make a mess! Any other time of the year, I always hesitate to make certain dinners and desserts if I know I'll have to tear apart the whole kitchen to get it together. I think the flavor of the food trumps any kind of mess you could possibly make!

One of the traditional recipes we make this time of year is meatballs. My mom and grandmom have made homemade tomato sauce and from-scratch, not frozen meatballs every year for as long as I can remember. In fact, even though we all go to different churches on Christmas Eve and we live 20 - 30 minutes apart, we all manage to find time and eat a plate of meatballs or meatball sandwiches that night! We even usually leave a meatball sandwich along with Santa's cookies and milk for him as a snack. Santa always left crumbs on the plate, so I think he liked what we left! :)

I would say that when you're mixing these meatballs that you could use a large wooden spoon or spatula, but mixing these by hand is just the best way to incorporate all the ingredients throughout the meat. And you know what that means... MESS! I was talking with my mom about this and how gross and gunky the faucet always gets when she makes meatballs because of it caked all over her hands. 

I'm beyond the moon excited for our new Delta Touch20 Technology faucet specifically for making meatballs! When our hands are all messy, all you have to do is touch it with the back of your hand and the water turns on - no more gunky faucet. My new favorite kitchen gadget!

Make your own tomato sauce recipe, or use store bought jars (you'd need about 2 jars to cover this batch of meatballs) - whichever you prefer. These meatballs are honestly perfect for your next holiday get-together!

Holiday Party Meatballs

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • splash milk
  • prepared tomato sauce
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Using your hands, combine ingredients.
  2. Add a splash of milk or two if needed to further moisten meat.
  3. Roll into 2 inch balls and place on cookie sheets. B
  4. ake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until browned. Transfer meatballs to prepared tomato sauce using a slotted spoon.

I love that it's already the time of year to start baking and making batches of these delish meatballs - yum!

I'm sure we'll all be making lots of messes in this kitchen this season, what messes will you be making? What holiday traditions will you be celebrating? Let me know in the comments, using the hashtag #HappiMess! As a leading faucet manufacturer for 60 years, Delta provides quality products and innovations for kitchens and bathrooms and they encourage everyone to get in the kitchen and make a mess - all a part of #DeltaLiving. To learn more about Delta's HappiMess Campaign, click here!

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