It is football season, time for tailgates and parties. Here is an easy recipe that will please a crowd on the weekend or your family on the weeknight.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
2 lbs ground chicken
1/3 c blue cheese crumbles
1/2 c panko bread crumbs
2 T buttermilk ( you can use regular milk and add 1 t vinegar)
3 T hot sauce
1 t minced garlic
1/4 c chopped onion
1 T Italian seasoning
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 c buffalo wing sauce (We made our own, melt 1/2 stick butter, add 1 t minced garlic, 1 c hot sauce, and 2 t brown sugar, stir)
Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. form into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until no longer pink. Toss with wing sauce in a large bowl. Serve on toasted buns with blue cheese and lettuce. Add shredded mozzarella cheese if desired.
** Entertaining tip, add meatballs and wing sauce into a crock pot and set on warm. Or make smaller sized meatballs and serve as appetizers with a side of blue cheese dressing.