These sweet and spicy meatball bites are so easy to make (the sauce has just two ingredients!) and are a great holiday or game-day snacky treat. You can make them up to a day in advance and warm them up when you’re ready to serve them.
For the Meatballs
For the Sauce
Make the Meatballs (see note)
Make the Sauce
These homemade meatballs are simple to make, but you can substitute your favorite frozen meatballs to make this recipe even easier. If you do, skip the meatball-making part (including the browning step) and just warm the meatballs up in the sauce.
For these meatballs, a lot will depend on the kind of BBQ sauce and pepper jelly you use. I used Stubb’s Original BBQ sauce and a pepper jelly made with bell peppers and a generous amount of red pepper flakes, so my meatballs had a spicy kick.
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