Watching football with friends and family on Sundays and feeling excited for the playoffs inspired me to make a meatball recipes to share with all of you. Seems like often we end up making the same foods for every game. Smokies, queso, chips, and salsa. These Firecracker Beef Meatballs cook up just like that with a sweet and fiery sauce that will wow your game day buddies!
Additionally, what if I told you, you can make meatballs in advance and then bake them in 25 minutes on game day or toss them into a crockpot (slow cooker). Certainly, my son and I love football. Every year we gear up for the games and the playoffs. We usually have different teams during the playoffs but by the big game we end up usually on the same side.
However, I think we are both looking to the same team this year though in both. Got to love your seaside teams. Hence, in this recipe you can control the heat. For that reason I used El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce that is made with fresh red habanero peppers, tomato, and select spices and seasonings. Just put two tablespoons of this in my sauce however, you can always add more for more heat.
Finally, when playoffs roll around I start thinking of the big game. It’s like a flood of recipes flowing to the brain. I guess I just enjoy feeding people. Certainly, you can always make it fun with toothpicks like I have added to the meatballs here. They have little hearts and I used the normal green and white. However, you can use any combination of colors to match your favorite team. Above all, I loved these heart picks because they kind of say I love the game.
I would love to know how you spice it up for the playoffs? Do you have a tasty meatball recipe you can share with me below? After all, I just love sweet and spicy food so I hope you enjoy these Firecracker Beef Meatballs at your next game day event.