Today we’re going back in time, to a time period I think I could have rocked. Friends, we’re heading back to the 1960’s and 70’s in honor of the new Mad Men episodes premiering on Sunday, April 5th!
My friend Carrie had this idea and, given my obsession with this show, I quickly joined in. When it came to finding the perfect vintage recipe for this, it immediately knew what I was going to make; easy cocktail meatballs. For one, they’re easy – and given my complete lack of time lately, I’m all about that. Two, they’re delicious.
I’ve made these like 15 times since originally putting the recipe together for a holiday party round up on SheKnows. I mean, I even made them for our Christmas Eve celebration at my grandma’s house. I decided to amp up these traditional meatballs by adding a zesty asian flair – sweet and sour sauce, sesame seeds and a dash of spice.
Now, when I made these, I had Don Draper in my head. I feel like he’s a definite meat and potatoes type of guy and I’m pretty sure he’d happily eat an entire plate of these meatballs while sipping on a glass of his favorite scotch. I like to think that Don and I would be friends (ha – who am I kidding, we’d be lovers) if I was on the show. And I know he’s a bit of a sleeze, but I still love him anyway. It’s hard not to fall in love with that sexy man!
The most amazing part of today’s post isn’t just the saucy balls – it’s the giveaway! We’re giving away a whole bunch of loot from ModCloth (my favorite vintage retailer), a beautiful mint glass and an awesome mixing bowl! Make sure you enter to win below!
Easy Cocktail Meatballs
Prep time: 12-14 minutes
Cook time: 12-15 minutes
Total time: 24-29 minutes
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 egg
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
For the sauce
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- Sesame seeds, for garnish
- Green onions
To get the directions and more information on these amazing meatballs, head to SheKnows!
Nutritional information per serving (2 – 3 balls):
Fat: 7 grams
Carbohydrates: 4.2 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Protein: 14 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 3
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Second; just yum. Funny how sometimes we put so much thought and effort into something fancy when really all we want are some great cocktail meatballs! Like now. :O