Party Meatballs

Party Meatballs

Anytime I’m invited to a party, my first thought is, I wonder what kind of food they’ll serve? A good guest list is nice and a theme is fun but if it’s a party with drinks and a cheese plate, in the words of my favorite internet celebrity, “ain’t nobody got time for that.” And while I don’t normally consider meatballs to be party food, these Indian-spiced meatballs are a fantastic twist on boring ol’ appetizers.

I made up a giant batch of these Indian-spiced meatballs on a regular ol’ weeknight. I served ’em with fancy little toothpicks, and we ate them standing around our kitchen counter, drinking water out of plastic toddler Ikea cups. We were celebrating just another week of food and family which is definitely worthy of celebration. And these meatballs were delicious! I can only assume they’d be even more perfect for a real party!


20 oz. ground turkey
1 cup quick oats
1 cup milk
1/2 onion, diced finely
1 tablespoon oil
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
Extra oil for frying


Heat oil in skillet. Fry diced onion until translucent. Mix with remaining ingredients. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of meat, roll into ball. Repeat with remaining meat mixture. Heat additional oil in skillet and fry meatballs. Serve with BBQ sauce, marinara, or queso.

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