Thursday, October 15, 2015

Halloween Meatballs




Here you this year’s first cooking idea! I hope you give it a try  for your party, it’s so easy and delicious and you can cook it a day in advance!!! Enjoy!!


Ingredients:
  • 1.250 Lbs. Ground Meat
  • ¼ C Minced Onion
  • ½ C Dry Breadcrumbs
  • ¼ C BBQ Sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Crushed Red Pepper to taste (optional)
  • 1 T Chicken Flavor Bouillon seasoning (optional)



To Garnish:
  • 8-10 Bacon Slices
  • 1 package Refrigerated Crescent Rolls



I recommend that you prepare this the day before or really early in the morning.!
Preheat the oven to 350ºF


Season the ground meat with salt, ground black pepper and crushed red pepper to taste, if you want you can also add in some  chicken flavor bouillon to taste, also add in the minced onion, breadcrumbs and BBQ Sauce,  toss until everything is well combined and the meat is well seasoned, and then make the meatballs. Make them any size you want. Then place the meatballs in the freezer for at least 15 minutes so they will get firmer and will be easier to handle.


Cut the Bacon slices into thin strips, cut them lengthwise, and the thickness of the bacon strips will depend on the size of the meatballs, you will use the bacon as “bandages” to wrap around the meatballs.


After 15 minutes in the freezer, the meatballs will be firmer, so now wrap the meatballs with the bacon strips, like I said, the bacon will be used as bandages, and we will pretend the meatball is a small mummy head, so wrap the bacon around the meatball and leave a space right on the center of the meatball to draw some eyes for our mummy.   Use as many bacons strips as you want to wrap around the meatball. ( I used three strips)


Bake them at 350ºF for at about 20-25 minutes or until cooked. Then let them cool completely before decorating them.


About 30 minutes to an hour before your party you will finish decorating the meatballs.


So grab the crescent rolls dough, and the dough is usually cut into triangles, so we will pinch together two of the triangles to make a rectangle, and then roll it out to thin it out a bit, and with a pizza cutter, cut  the dough into thin strips.  Just keep on cutting the dough until you are done.


Now wrap the dough strips around the meatballs, (remember the meatballs should be completely cold by now), and feel free to use as many dough strips to give your meatball a mummy look, the dough will be the bandages of our mummy, so just keep on wrapping the meatballs until you are done.


Then bake them at 375ºF for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.


To draw the eyes, use more BBQ sauce and mustard.   Just place  two dots of BBQ sauce right on the center of the meatball to make the eyes, and top them with a smaller dot of Mustard, to give them some dimension and then they are ready to serve.


Serve them as appetizer with more BBQ sauce for dipping.


Or serve the with spaghetti in tomato sauce as a main dish!

Enjoy!

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