Cheddar Brat Meatballs And 3 Dipping Sauces Recipe

Ingredients

Cheddar Brat Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 oz sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard

Dipping Sauces

1. Stadium Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite kind)
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard

2. Bourbon-Dijon Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons bourbon

3. Creole Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper (optional)
  • Small bowls for dipping sauces

Instructions

1. Making the Cheddar Brat Meatballs

  • Preheat Oven: Set oven to 400°F (200 °C). Line your baking sheet with parchment paper for easier cleanup (optional).
  • Meatball Mix: In the large bowl, combine ground pork, egg, bread crumbs, salt, coriander, sage, and dry mustard. Use your hands to mix until well combined.
  • Shape & Stuff: Shape the meat mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Press a cube of cheddar into the center of each, and then mold the meatball to seal the cheese inside.
  • Bake: Put the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through and slightly browned.

2. Making the Dipping Sauces

  • While the Meatballs Bake: In separate small bowls, combine the ingredients for your chosen sauces:
  • Stadium Sauce: Mix ketchup, BBQ sauce, and yellow mustard.
  • Bourbon-Dijon Sauce: Combine Dijon mustard, honey, and bourbon.
  • Creole Mustard Sauce: Whisk together spicy brown mustard and Creole seasoning.
  • Adjust to Taste: Give each sauce a taste and adjust the flavors as needed (more honey, more bourbon, etc.).

3. Serving

  • Arrange the warm Cheddar Brat Meatballs on a platter with the dipping sauces on the side.
  • Enjoy this tasty and fun appetizer!

Tips

Variety: Experiment with different cheeses in the meatballs for interesting flavor variations.

Make-Ahead: These meatballs and the sauces can be made several hours in advance and rewarmed gently before serving.

Serving Idea: This makes a fantastic game-day or party snack.

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