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.

Shredded Pork Tamales

This popular fiesta food is served in dried cornhusks which makes a smashing presentation if you're having a party with a Mexican flair. Use the make-ahead directions to ease party planning.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Shredded Pork Tamales

Sirloin-Stuffed Mushrooms

From Family Circle

Sirloin-Stuffed Mushrooms

Cajun Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin Roast

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.

From Family Circle

Cajun Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin Roast

Ham Skewers with Pink Aioli

Aioli, the garlicky mayonnaise from Provence, serves as a tasty dipping sauce for these ham-and-potato appetizers. The pink color comes from roasted red peppers.

From Family Circle

Ham Skewers with Pink Aioli

Moroccan Chicken Wings

These baked chicken wings are an appetizer with attitude. Toasting the spices that are used in the marinade intensifies their flavor so don't skip that step.

From Family Circle

Moroccan Chicken Wings

Stuffed Grape Leaves

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.

From Family Circle

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Beef and Cheddar Sliders

From Family Circle

Beef and Cheddar Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

From Family Circle

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Meatball Sliders

From Family Circle

Meatball Sliders

Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

Prepare the wings and season them up to 2 days in advance for this make-ahead appetizer recipe. On party day, just dip them in the purchased barbecue sauce and bake.

From Family Circle

Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

Sausage-Chili Dip

Make this dip spicy or mild depending on the type of sausage and the hotness of the salsa used.

From Family Circle

Sausage-Chili Dip

Spicy Apple-Glazed Meatballs

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spicy Apple-Glazed Meatballs

Sugared Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Combine two favorite breakfast meats and add some brown sugar for a sweet-salty explosion of flavor. Serve as an appetizer or as a side dish with eggs at a brunch.

From Midwest Living

Sugared Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Prepare these weenies and cheddar-beer sauce the day before so all you have to do is warm in a slow cooker with a car adapter on game day.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Stuffed Pizza Bread

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Stuffed Pizza Bread

Curry Phyllo Triangles

A savory lamb and potato filling makes these crispy appetizers irresistible. If you like, substitute ground beef for the lamb.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Curry Phyllo Triangles

Spicy Sausage Pizza Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spicy Sausage Pizza Dip

Philly Cheese Steak Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Philly Cheese Steak Dip

Ham and Cheese Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ham and Cheese Dip

Antipasto Kabobs

As your guests nibble these special-occasion skewers, they'll savor many of the flavors of traditional Italian antipasto, including salami, tortellini, and artichoke hearts. These appetizers can be ready in 30 minutes, then chilled until serving time.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Antipasto Kabobs

Stuffed Sausage Sliders

From Better Homes and Gardens

Stuffed Sausage Sliders

Puff Pastry-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs

These little appetizers are the grown-up version of pigs in a blanket. They take less than an hour including bake time—sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese or finely shredded Gruyere cheese on top for a warm, cheesy appetizer or snack.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Puff Pastry-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs

Pistachio-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Bruschetta

From National Pork Board

Pistachio-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Bruschetta

All-Star Pork Meatballs

From National Pork Board

All-Star Pork Meatballs

Pork and Olive Bruschetta

From National Pork Board

Pork and Olive Bruschetta

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