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Coated with sweet currant jelly, these easy-to-make broiled meatballs are perfect for a party. The combination of ground beef, finely chopped red onion, bread crumbs, and ground nutmeg makes for a sweet but savory base. If you’re not serving the Glazed Cocktail Meatballs right away, throw the bites in a crockpot, on to the “warming” or lowest setting, and set a box or bowl of toothpicks nearby, so guests can nab their own meatballs as they’d like. But note that the sticky coating means these treats require more than a cocktail napkin; provide small plates nearby so guests can nibble away with ease.


Credit: David Prince

Recipe Summary

20 mins
Makes 32


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, egg, and ground nutmeg; season with salt and pepper.

  • Shape into 1-inch balls and broil until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes.

  • In a large skillet, heat jelly; add the meatballs and toss to coat.