You will have the perfect bite size appetizer when you make these Thousand Island Meatballs.Do you have all of your holiday menus planned? If so, what are you making? I think you should try these meatballs for one. They are perfect for an appetizer or served as a main dish for a meal.
I plan to have just a bunch of appetizers on hand for Thursday. My hubby works Christmas eve till in the wee hours so on Christmas we declare it a pajama day and snack all day. I plan on making a cheese ball, sausages and these meatballs would be great to have as well!
I have made these meatballs 3 times in the last two months. The first two times I really didn’t use enough ground beef because my family loved them so much they kept going back for seconds and thirds. So this time I used double the meat that I normally do and we were able to have some leftovers! When making these, plan at least a half an hour in the kitchen, depending on how fast you roll your balls, but after that the oven does all of the work for you and you are done! ENJOY!
Thousand Island Meatballs
Perfect bite size appetizer or can be made as a main dish!
- 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons garlic
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup thousand island dressing
- 2 tablespoons water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 X 13 dish and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine together beef, onion, bread crumbs, salt, garlic and eggs with your hands.
- Scoop out 1 tablespoon of meat mixture and roll into a ball.
- Place in dish.
- Repeat till all mixture is gone.
- Mix together dressing and water. Pour over the top of your meatballs.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Cool and ENJOY!
More appetizers that you might enjoy!
Pesto and Bacon Pizza Appetizer
Cranberry Grape Goat Cheese Crostini
Delish! I love meatballs, but your thousand island version sounds even more delicious! Sounds really easy too.
Serene @ House of Yumm
What a fun idea Nancy! And I love that Christmas will be a PJ and snack day. Sounds like my kind of holiday 🙂 Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
You’re the second family I heard where Christmas is PJ day! I’m starting to think its a really good idea!
Cate @ Chez CateyLou
These meatballs would be the perfect thing to serve at a holiday party! They look delicious – I love the addition of the thousand island!
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen
I love the idea of an appetizer day! I think I’d keep going back for another and another of these meatballs!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
As a vegetarian, I could see myself using the idea for my “meat”balls. However, my non-vegetarian sister LOVES thousand island dressing and I know exactly who I will be making these for 🙂
I am such a sucker for bite sized snacks!! These look great!
These sound really yummy! Do you think they could be done in a crockpot?
I have not tried but I am sure that it could be!
Melanie | Melanie Makes
Not only am I intrigued by those meatballs, but I absolutely love those little plates you’ve served them on! Pinned!
These little meatballs sound heavenly! My family would inhale them! 🙂
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
what a tasty ou d’oeuvre! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!
Amanda @ The Kolb Corner
These meatballs looks delicious! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!
Marie from The Interior Frugalista
Yum! I’m always looking for new ways to add some zing to meatballs. Pinning to bookmark and share – thanks for the recipe!
The perfect hors d’oeuvre for so many different types of parties. I’m pinning this recipe for my next get together. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.
This looks amazing and so good. I have to try these. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.
Gotta love a good meatball! I’m intrigued by the Thousand Island dressing for a sauce. Sounds yummy! Thanks for linking up with us at Funtastic Friday!