Meatballs are a great holiday entertaining food. They are homey, well-loved and easy to do ahead of time.
But lets face it, theyve been done. Theyve been done with grape jelly and ketchup. Theyve been done with beer and barbecue sauce. And theyve been done with creamy gravies. So how about something a little different? Something that adds some zing to the appetizer offerings. This recipe has all that, plus a do-ahead sensibility.
Weve given directions for making the meatballs on the stove, but if you prefer you can transfer them to a slow cooker to keep them warm for your party. You also can keep them warm in a Dutch oven over a stovetop burner set on low.