Meatballs are such a comfort food, yet I hardly ever make my own. Why? I’m lucky enough to have an amazing Italian deli not far from my house that does them right. But meatballs are so versatile and so universally liked, why stop at the Italian variety? That’s one of the reasons I love this recipe from Gimme Some Oven. It’s traditional comfort food – meatballs – spiced up with Asian flavors, taken off the typical pile of noodles and used as an appetizer.
The combination of ground pork and ground beef gives the meatballs depth and keeps them tender. This is an easy make-ahead appetizer for any gathering. Simply bake the meatballs and store them in the fridge (or even the freezer!) until you are ready to serve them. Gently rewarm them in either the oven or microwave and toss them with the warmed sauce. Voila! You have a hot, hearty appetizer to share with friends and family. People might think you spent all day in the kitchen slaving over homemade meatballs. Let them think that. Your secret is safe with me.