Cajun Appetizer Meatballs


This is a great appetizer meatball recipe with a little kick to it. It can be made ahead and frozen in resealable plastic bags, then added to sauce and heated.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 ½ teaspoons hot pepper sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • ¼ cup fresh bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup barbeque sauce

  • ½ cup peach preserves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking sheet.

  2. In a large bowl, mix thoroughly the ground beef, hot pepper sauce, Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, onion, bread crumbs, milk, and egg.

  3. Form the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until there is no pink left in the middle.

  4. In a small bowl, combine the barbeque sauce and peach preserves.

  5. When meatballs are done, place in a serving dish and cover with the barbeque sauce mixture. Toss to coat.

    close up view of Cajun Appetizer Meatballs in a baking dish

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

504 Calories
25g Fat
45g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 504
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 1272mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 514mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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