Meat Appetizers Recipes

Satisfy the hungry masses with robust meat appetizers. From bacon-cream cheese spirals to herbed pork crostini, these easy meat appetizers fulfill any craving.

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Sweet and Spicy Meatball Appetizer

From RO*TEL

Strawberry Jam and Ro*Tel® Tomaoes combine to glaze meatballs for a party snack.

Sweet and Spicy Meatball Appetizer

Paula Deen's Sweet Sour and Spicy Ham and Sausage Balls

From Smithfield

A great game day or any day appetizers. Made and served in the slow cooker.

Paula Deen's Sweet Sour and Spicy Ham and Sausage Balls

Flamin' Cajun Riblets

From Better Homes and Gardens

Flamin' Cajun Riblets

Stuffed Grape Leaves

From Family Circle

You'll need a steamer basket to make this Greek recipe. The bite-size grape leaf rolls are filled with a mixture of ground beef, rice, and mint and steamed until fork tender. A lemon-dill dressing gives the appetizer just a hint of tang.

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders

From Better Homes and Gardens

Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders

Marinated Vegetables, Cheese, and Sausage

From Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this meat, cheese, and vegetable combo as antipasto on an appetizer buffet. Make and refrigerate it a day ahead, then have time to spare the day of serving.

Marinated Vegetables, Cheese, and Sausage

Paula's Hot Ham and Cheese Dip

From Smithfield

A hot ham and cheese dip that will be a hit before any game!

Paula's Hot Ham and Cheese Dip

Chicken Fiesta Nachos

From RO*TEL

Crispy corn tortilla chips smothered with beans, chicken, and cheese and topped with tomatoes, green onions, and ripe olives.

Chicken Fiesta Nachos

Cajun Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin Roast

From Family Circle

Cutting the roast in half allows you to spread the spicy Cajun seasoning rub over more of the meat and helps you slice it easily into appetizer-size portions.

Cajun Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin Roast

Salami, Cheese and Pickle Kabobs

From Betty Crocker

Instead of serving a cheese and sausage tray, make individual kabobs for a great grab-and-go appetizer.

Salami, Cheese and Pickle Kabobs

Sweet and Sassy Meatballs

From Better Homes and Gardens

The cranberry and barbecue sauce bring a sweet and savory combination to this 30-minute appetizer recipe. Planning a party? Use the simple make-ahead directions.

Sweet and Sassy Meatballs

Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

Baked Pork Egg Rolls

From National Pork Board

Baked Pork Egg Rolls

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

From Johnsonville Italian Sausage

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Crimson-Glazed Ham Balls and Smokies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cocktail meatballs and weenies are made special for party serving with this recipe that has a zesty spark of cranberry in the sauce. Make and serve the appetizers in a slow cooker.

Crimson-Glazed Ham Balls and Smokies

Meatballs in Peanut Curry Sauce

From Fine Cooking Magazine

Thick canned coconut milk tames the fire in this curry. The brand I buy (Chao Koh) develops a thick, creamy layer on top if you don't shake the can before opening it.

Meatballs in Peanut Curry Sauce

Thai Ground Pork Salad

From Food & Wine

At Thai restaurants, Tom Mylan usually requests a double order of larb (or laab), an addictive appetizer of ground meat spiked with chiles, lime juice, and fish sauce and served with lettuce leaves for wrapping.

Thai Ground Pork Salad

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Bacon Crisps

From Smithfield

Hey Y'all, do you want the recipe for the easiest hors d'oeuvres you've ever made but ever so good? Well, I've got it here today for you.

Bacon Crisps

Empanaditas

From Better Homes and Gardens

These Mexican turnovers are beloved treats. Traditionally, they were made at Christmas and filled with dried fruits preserved from the fall harvest.

Empanaditas

Apple Meatball Kabobs

From Parents

These family-friendly kabobs are a fun spin on the traditional meatball recipe. With the addition of sweet maple syrup and apples, they're sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Apple Meatball Kabobs

Italian Sausage Lollipops

From Johnsonville Italian Sausage

Italian Sausage Lollipops

Pork Empanaditas with Red Pepper Sauce

From Ladies' Home Journal

Purchased crescent roll dough cuts the prep time for these pork, fruit, and nut stuffed appetizers.

Pork Empanaditas with Red Pepper Sauce

Stuffed Pizza Bread

From Better Homes and Gardens

If you like, cut each crescent-shaped loaf into 12 slices and serve as a meaty appetizer.

Stuffed Pizza Bread

Ham, Garlic, and Chive Appetizer Spread

From Smithfield

This easy appetizer uses your leftover ham for a party the next day!

Ham, Garlic, and Chive Appetizer Spread

Asian Appetizer Meatballs

From Kellogg's

A spicy, hot-and-sweet plum sauce glazes these baked, turkey meatballs.

Asian Appetizer Meatballs

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