These Beer and Pretzel Cocktail Meatballs are a super fun appetizer recipe! These beer infused meatballs with a crunchy pretzel coating are completely addicting!
I love cooking with beer. Either in the food or just cooking – with a beer.
It just makes cooking seem more fun, doesn’t it? When booze of any type is involved, really.
Both fun and tasty recipes for entertaining at parties!
How To Make Meatballs:
First you need to grab yourself a beer, then some pretzels. The rest is a pretty basic ground beef recipe…
Try to think of ground beef as a base ingredient. A lot of people take ground beef and form it into patties for hamburgers, just as is.
You have to season that beef! So today along with a few seasonings, we’re infusing this ground beef recipe with beer.
The pretzels work so well with this easy meatballs recipe, the perfect salty bite of food.
They’re even better if you dip them in a brown grainy mustard, or even my favorite honey mustard recipe would be awesome!
Roll these up, coat them in pretzels and bake. These baked meatballs are only going to take about 20 minutes to get cooked through and crispy!
I used a pretzel stick instead of a toothpick, I mean why not be able to eat the whole thing right? I think you could even get creative with the pretzel coating and use a flavored pretzel, too.
As long as you add in the beer, that’s the important ingredient here.
Just make sure to serve these meatball appetizers with lots of beer to wash them down!
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These fun and tasty meatball appetizers are great for parties! Have your beer and pretzels all in one bite!
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 12 ounces beer
- 3 cups crushed pretzels (for the coating)
- 40 thin pretzel sticks
- Mustard for dipping
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Add the beef, oregano, garlic powder, salt, eggs, breadcrumbs, nutmeg, pepper and beer to a large bowl.
- Mix well and portion into balls using a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop.
- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet then bake for 20 minutes.
- While still warm, insert a pretzel stick into each meatball.
- Serve with mustard.
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