Game Day Ready
The Big Game is less than a week away and you know what that means...time to start gearing up your party with some Game Day Ready snacks and ideas. I have 3 ideas here that are all winners in my playbook!
Let’s start with everyone’s favorite, the food! It’s natural for most guests to tackle the chips and dip, drinks and other game day treats but not everyone will want to break their healthy snacking New Year’s resolution. For that reason, I like to put out a nice hot batch of Crockpot Ultimate Party Meatballs because they’re delicious and will keep anyone on track of their fitness goals.
They also happen to be one of the easiest recipes to whip up quickly. You can prep it in just 15 minutes and can serve a whole team, 25 per batch.
Now, if you want to know my winning play...I sneak in some much needed nutrition when I bench ordinary eggs and put in Eggland’s Best eggs.
The stats speak for themselves:
As you can probably tell, I’m a big fan of them, making these meatballs crowd-pleasers!
Plus, this Crockpot recipe is a sure time saver so find it at Egglandsbest.com! I just toss the ingredients together, with the Eggland’s Best Eggs, form into balls and slow cook them immersed in sauce on low for 3-4 hours. The ingredients really start melding together nicely and the aroma will definitely fill the house. Then just plate them with toothpicks for a grab-and-stand appetizer!
Crock Pot Ultimate Party Meatballs
Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 3 hrs | Yield: 25 servings
For the meatballs:
1 pound lean ground beef (90/10)
1 pound ground pork
2 Eggland's Best eggs (large)
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
For the sauce:
1 (12 oz.) jar chili sauce
1 (10.5 oz.) jar hot pepper jelly
Place all ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir until fully combined.
Before rolling the meatballs, pour the chili sauce and jelly into a 6 quart slow cooker.
Using a spring-loaded cookie scooper, scoop out the meat mixture and roll between your hands to make them round.
Add meatballs on top of the sauce mixture. Continue until you’ve made all the meatballs.
Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours (or have reached an internal temperature of 160f degrees.) Turn the meatballs over once about halfway through cooking. Once cooked, stir the meatballs so they are covered in sauce.
Place on a plate with toothpicks or serve directly from the crock pot (keeping it on the warm setting.)
I also want to mention, when you cook this recipe with fresh ingredients, it makes your dish taste fresh too! Speaking of which, independent testing has confirmed that Eggland’s Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs because of Eggland’s best unsurpassed quality processes and wholesome, all-vegetarian hen feed! And not only that but Eggland’s Best eggs have more than double the vitamin B12 compared to ordinary eggs, which means they turn food into energy!
So now that you know the star player, here’s a couple other ideas…
For a festive football tablescape, use a turf runner with black and white stripe accents. You can even make football bags for other munchies like popcorn using brown paper bags and placing white tape on the front in the shape of laces.
And you know, with all that food and meatballs, you’ll need some napkins! So check out this cute idea… place yellow napkins in a dish and call them Penalty Flags! Your guests will get a kick out of these...sure to make any field goal!
So, as you’re prepping for the big day, head on over to EgglandsBest.com for lots of Game Day Ready inspiration. Or pick up a box for yourself! Just look for the distinctive “EB” stamp.