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It's National Meatball Day❗

I'm not even sure how it got started, but here we sit. It's National Meatball Day❗

According to, "there are many different ways to celebrate meatballs:

  • Spaghetti and meatballs

  • Swedish Meatballs

  • Meatball Sub

  • Meatball Pizza

  • Turkey Meatballs

  • Lamb Meatballs

  • Porcupine Meatballs (made with rice)

  • and the list goes on and on.

We can't put a number on the variety of meatballs in the world. Nor can we limit how many you put on your plate. One giant meatball will more than satisfy but a bowlful of smaller ones is easier to share. And as we've already pointed out, their variety is unquestionably a selling point. Not only do meatballs allow for variety, but did we mention how flexible they are? Meatballs move from appetizer to side dish to the main dish quite easily. Meatballs can be made the night before and put in the crockpot, or days before, and kept in the freezer. " 

In honor of today, here are a few ways to pay homage:

📍Go to your favorite restaurant and order the meatballs special.

📍Give a shout-out to the person you know makes the best meatballs.

📍Try this recipe: Sweet and Tangy BBQ Meatballs


2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil

1/2 small onion

2 cups (500 mL) ketchup

1/3 cup (75 mL) packed brown sugar

1/4 cup (50 mL) orange marmalade

3 tbsp (45 mL) Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp (30mL) Smoky Barbecue Rub

1 tbsp (15 mL) cider vinegar

2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard

1 pkg (26 oz or 900 g) frozen fully cooked meatballs (½ oz/10 g each)


Heat oil in Rockcrok Casserole over medium heat 3-5 minutes or until shimmering. Cut onion into chunks. Using Food Chopper, finely chop onion.

Add onions to Casserole. Cook, uncovered, 2 minutes or until onions are softened.

Stir in remaining ingredients, except meatballs. Bring to a boil; add meatballs. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

You can also use the Insulated Serving bowl to keep them warm for up to 2 hours or more

𝗬𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱:16 servings of 3 meatballs and 2 1/2 tbsp/37 mL sauce

𝗡𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴: U.S. Nutrients per serving (3 meatballs and 2½ tbsp/37 mL sauce): Calories 170, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 35 mg, Sodium 530 mg, Carbohydrate 21 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 8 g

𝗨.𝗦. 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗯𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴: U.S. Diabetic Exchanges per serving: 11/2 Fruit, 1 Med-Fat Meat (1 1/2 Carb)

Pampered Chef Cook’s Tip:

For Sweet and Spicy Meatballs, substitute ½ cup (125 mL) cherry preserves and ½-1 tsp (2-5 mL) crushed red pepper flakes for the orange marmalade and Dijon mustard.

𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗖𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝗗𝘂𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗻 # 𝟯𝟭𝟰𝟬

𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗖𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝗦𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝘁 # 𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟴𝟱𝟬

𝟮.𝟱 𝗤𝗧 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗼𝘄𝗹 # 𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟮𝟲𝟯

𝟰 𝗤𝗧 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗼𝘄𝗹 # 𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟳𝟰𝟲

𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗼𝘄𝗹 𝗦𝗲𝘁 # 𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟮𝟴𝟳

Don't have these item on hand, don't panic. Pick them up here⬇️

ACTION STEP: Whip up a pot of these sweet and tangy meatballs, invite friends and family over. Then let me know in the comments how they turned out or kick your kitchen up a notch by booking your cooking show here:

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