Popular 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.

Latin American Empanadas

These savory pastries were created by Mariana Velasquez, a Test Kitchen intern who grew up in Bogot, Colombia.

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Latin American Empanadas

Roast Beef & Blue Cheese Spears

Deli roast beef and a simple blue cheese cream top Treviso in a simple, pretty appetizer.

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Roast Beef & Blue Cheese Spears

Spicy Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

These succulent meatballs can be served on little plates with plenty of bread for sopping up the rich tomato sauce or simply with toothpicks (and a napkin!). They are best served warm.

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Spicy Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Serrano Ham with Crusty Tomato Bread

For this classic tapas morsel, sweet and garlicky tomato spread is the perfect companion for thin slices of salty, dry-cured Spanish ham. Plum tomatoes are called for because they contain less water and therefore have a more intense flavor when they are slow-roasted.

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Serrano Ham with Crusty Tomato Bread

Lion's Head Meatballs

This is a famous dish along the Yangtze, with regional variations. In Shanghai, the sauce will be sweet and sour. In Chongqing, it will be hot and spicy. And in Wuhan...well, it will depend on the season and the mood of the chef.

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Lion's Head Meatballs

Neapolitan Meatballs

A touch of cinnamon distinguishes these delicious tomato-sauced meatballs. Adding whole-grain bulgur allows you to use less meat, resulting in meatballs with less than half the total fat and saturated fat of the original. Plus a vibrant-tasting combination of fresh and canned tomatoes in the sauce helps reduce the sodium by two-thirds. Serve with pasta, polenta or even on a whole-grain roll with a bit of melted part-skim mozzarella for a meatball sub.

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Neapolitan Meatballs

Kefta

Kefta, seasoned ground meat, is one of Morocco's most popular street foods. Traditionally, kefta is washed down with a glass of sweet mint tea. It's delicious served with ratatouille.

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Kefta

Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

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Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

This five-ingredient recipe comes from the bacon pros at Nueske┐s meats in Wisconsin.

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Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

Ham and Cheese Dip

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Ham and Cheese Dip

Picadillo Dip

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Picadillo Dip

Mini Italian Beef Sandwiches with Pepperoncini Slaw

Talk about easy! Thanks to convenience foods, these sliders come together in minutes.

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Mini Italian Beef Sandwiches with Pepperoncini Slaw

Broiled Buffalo Wings

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Broiled Buffalo Wings

Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings

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Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings

Spicy Apple-Glazed Meatballs

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Spicy Apple-Glazed Meatballs

Spicy Mustard Stir-Fry Bites

Make the filling for these mini chicken or beef fajita appetizers in the slow cooker, then assemble at party time.

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Spicy Mustard Stir-Fry Bites

Rio Grande Dip

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Rio Grande Dip

Spicy Sausage Pizza Dip

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Spicy Sausage Pizza Dip

Ham Sliders

From Midwest Living

Ham Sliders

Coffee-Marinated Beef Skewers with Aioli

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Coffee-Marinated Beef Skewers with Aioli

Chili Chicken Appeteasers

These quick and easy Thai flavored chicken appetizers are surprisingly low in calories.

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Chili Chicken Appeteasers

Mini Meat Turnovers

Refrigerated biscuits replace the homemade pastry traditionally used in these Mexican meat-filled turnovers, simplifying preparation.

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Mini Meat Turnovers

Crimson-Glazed Ham Balls and Smokies

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.

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Crimson-Glazed Ham Balls and Smokies

Hotter Than Hades Steak and Salsa Bites

Make the steak and salsa the day before the party to save time later. These appetizers are great served at Halloween.

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Hotter Than Hades Steak and Salsa Bites

Mustard-Glazed Pork Skewers with Apple-Apricot Chutney

When the oven is occupied with other appetizers, take advantage of the grill to cook these pork loin kabobs.

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Mustard-Glazed Pork Skewers with Apple-Apricot Chutney

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