Toppings, such as jalapenos or onions
Log off of that recipe site; you don’t need to search the web to find the perfect appetizer for your party. In fact, over the years, I’ve noticed that, when people came over to my house, they gravitated away from fancy appetizers that were unrecognizable, and over to the simplistic foods. That’s why I love – and you will, too – an appetizer that can also be a snack, or even a main course. Meatball nacho appetizers are inexpensive, easy, and delicious. The bite-size treats fit into many occasions, from parties, to family dinners.
Whether you’re hosting a party, or you are just looking for a food that can be prepared quickly, you’ll want to put meatball nachos on the list. You don’t need a recipe for it and you can personalize the treats to suit yourself and others. You can make the meatballs yourself – which can be time-consuming – or you can purchase frozen meatballs. Don’t purchase or make huge meatballs; a smaller version is preferable.
There are many different recipes for meatballs; use one of them – if you’re going to make the meatballs yourself – or just roll and fry hamburger. You can also put onions and/or green peppers in the meat. For more of a nacho taste, stir in taco seasoning.
It’s quick to prepare the meatball nachos. Start out by using Tostitos Scoops, a tortilla chip that is shaped like a small bowl. Set as many as you want on a baking sheet. Put one meatball in each chip and sprinkle shredded cheddar over the top of the meat. Put the appetizers in the oven, and bake, according to the meatball package instructions.
How you top the meatball appetizers is up to you. You can put a jalapeno slice on each one, some ketchup, an onion slice, sour cream, or even guacamole. Combine several toppings or add none at all. Serve the appetizers warm on a platter.
There are variations that you can do with the meatball nachos. For instance, replace regular meatballs with sausage balls, or even with chunks of smoked sausage. Or, forget the shredded cheddar and pour nacho cheese sauce over the meatballs after they cook. Something else that tastes great on the meat cups is French onion dip. Experiment and try different combinations and flavors. Then, feel confident when you serve the appetizers at weddings, birthdays, graduations, and other special occasions.