If you’re anything like me, your favorite part of any party or get together is hands down the appetizers/snacks, amIright? AND the ultimate app/snack time of the year is coming soon with football and college basketball big games coming up! I am definitely not a football fan (put me in a baseball stadium any day) but I do love me some good game party food, especially any saucy ones in a slow cooker, so I set out to create a new fave of my own…mashed potato-stuffed meatballs.
These start out with my favorite meatball recipe which I’ve been making with ground bison lately and are liking it a ton more than ground beef in recipes. It’s so much more lean and seems to have a lot more flavor. Other than the meatball ingredients, you’ll just need some of your favorite barbeque sauce and a package or two of flavored Idaho Spuds Instant mashed potatoes.
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- 1 lb ground beef bison, or turkey
- 1 package Idaho Spuds instant mashed potatoes in your flavor choice
- 1/2 c breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 c onion minced
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 bottle 12oz of your favorite BBQ sauce
Prepare potatoes according to package directions
Form into small balls (~1tsp) and place on baking sheet then freeze
Combine meat, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, and spices by hand
Form into circles then gently wrap around frozen potato ball
Brown meatballs in olive oil over medium-high heat
Place in crockpot set to low heat
Pour barbeque sauce over meatballs and gently stir to coat
Cover and let cook for 2-3 hours on low
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