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It has the traditional taste of homemade smokey BBQ meatballs with a twist.  Coated in crunchy chips of your choice, this delicious snack works both as an appetizer and chip challenge.  What potato chips would you select for your flavor face off?

Step 1: How to make homemade meatballs

Game Day Crunchy Meatball ingredients

For the meat, use a mix of 2/3 ground beef and 1/3 ground pork. In a large mixing bowl, add in the ground meat, salt, Herbs of Provence or Italian seasoning, minced garlic, 1 raw egg, breadcrumbs, 1/2 grated white onion, chopped parsley and Worcestershire sauce.  With your hands, mix all the ingredients together.  Make sure to blend in all the loose ingredients massaging them into the meat.

Next, using a small cookie scooper, scoop out cocktail sized meatballs.  The scooper helps to roll equally sized meatballs which ensures an even cook all around. Place the rolled meatballs on a wire rack and these are ready to hit the grill.

Cookie Scooper for meatballs

Heat up the grill to 250 degrees and set for indirect heat.  Grill the meatballs for 1 hour. 

Meatballs on grill

Dad’s Seasonings

Must have grillin seasonings!

Step 2: Game Day Crunchy Meatball challenge?

Let the meatballs rest while you prep or crunch the chips. Once the meatballs have rested, toss them in your choice of BBQ sauce.  I went with Sweet Baby Rays, which is a household favorite.  

Add a few handfuls of chips in a ziplock bag and crunch them by hand or with a mallet until they are broken down into fine pieces.I went with Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch Doritos as they are the household favorites.  But any chip combo would work.

Crunchy meatballs

With a toothpick, pick 1 meatball and roll it in the crushed chips. The flavors add not only a new texture to meatballs but savory, sweet or spicy flavors with every bite.  Enjoy!

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Game Day Crunchy Meatballs

It has the traditional taste of homemade smokey BBQ meatballs with a twist.  Coated in crunchy chips of your choice, this delicious snack works both as an appetizer and chip challenge. 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 People

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 lbs Ground Beef (2/3) Ground Pork (1/3)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 White onion
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup Chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp Herbs of Provence or Italian seasoning
  • 2 bags Different flavored potato chips
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the ground meat, salt, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, 1/2 grated white onion, chopped parsley and Worcestershire sauce. 
  • With your hands, mix all the ingredients together. 
  • Using a small cookie scooper, scoop out cocktail sized meatballs and place the rolled meatballs on a wire rack.
  • Heat up the grill to 250 degrees and place the wire rack on the grill for 1hour. 
  • Add a few handfuls of chips in a ziplock bag and crunch them by hand or with a mallet until they are broken down into fine pieces.
  • Once the meatballs have rested, toss them in your choice of BBQ sauce.
  • With a toothpick, pick 1 meatball and roll it in the crushed chips.
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I make easy meals that anyone can replicate at home. I’m not a professionally trained chef, just your average guy that likes to fire up the grill. So follow along and see what’s cooking today!

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