Party Panache, Magic Mini Meatball Muffins

In the mood for some hearty party bites,

I perused appetizer recipes on Pinterest

I combined several elements and ingredients from different recipes

and came up with these mini meatball bites

You have to make these~

they will disappear like magic!!

The meatballs are made with ground beef and breakfast sausage,

seasoned with Montreal Steak seasoning,

BBQ sauce, and sharp cheddar cheese

First combine the 2 meats, season and drizzle with BBQ sauce

Mix in seasonings and BBQ sauce

Add the cheese

It’s best to use your hands to combine meats and cheese

Form mixture into 1 inch meatballs

Cut biscuits into quarters

Use your fingers to form little cups with biscuit quarters

and place them into a sprayed mini muffin pan

Place a meatball into each biscuit cup

These can be made ahead and refrigerated until baking if desired

Bake at 400 for 10-13 minutes until golden and melty

Watch them disappear!

Magic Mini Meatball Muffins

These meatballs are made with sausage and ground beef, seasoned with steak seasoning, BBQ sauce, and cheddar cheese and baked in a pillow of biscuit dough…watch them disappear!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24 muffins


  • mini muffin pan


  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb breakfast sausage
  • 1 tsp Montreal Steak seasoning
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup extra sharp grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 can 8 count, biscuits


  • Combine meats.
  • Add seasoning and drizzle with BBQ sauce.
  • Add cheese and mix well. Form into about 40 balls.
  • Quarter biscuits. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking oil spray.
  • Using your fingers form each biscuit quarter into a cup shape and place into pan
  • Top biscuit cups with one meat ball. Freeze remaining balls for another time or make an additional batch with another can of biscuits
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until dough is cooked through and golden and meatballs are done.
Keyword football food, meatball muffins, meatballs, mini meatballs, party appetizer, sausage biscuits, tailgate food

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20 Responses to “Party Panache, Magic Mini Meatball Muffins”
  1. Such a great idea! They are a perfect appetizer and crowd pleaser. I wish I could have a couple of them for my soup now :-))

  2. I’m saving this one. We may try to have a safe, outdoor Cork Poppers in early June and instead of having regular dinner where we have to sit down for it, have an appetizer afternoon. These look good — hearty enough to be a substitution of a meat dish and small enough to eat with your fingers. Thanks for this. I might give it a trial run soon!

  3. BERNADETTE says:

    Next time I need an appetizer for cocktail hour, I will pull out this recipe.

  4. Rita C. says:

    Oh, these look good! I know a recipe must be good when your brood of boys like them! Pinning, thank you!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    These would disappear rather quickly around here Jenna. You have the best ideas for great recipes………

  6. Martha says:

    What a yummy little appetizer! I’m adding these to my list, lots of appetizer meals here in the warmer weather. Thanks for sharing Jenna. 🙂

  7. Jenna, this looks so good and I know my guys would love this appetizer! I must make this one soon. Happy Thursday!

  8. Mary says:

    Delicious and so easy Jenna! ♥

  9. Yum!! Those look really good for a Sunday snack time watching sports.

  10. Julie says:

    They look so good and easy to make. They are just the perfect appetizer that everyone will love. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Have a happy Friday and weekend Jenna.

  11. lulu says:

    I like the idea of the meatball served in a muffin which would make them much easier to eat.

  12. Kitty Penrod says:

    These sound like a fun party food!

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