Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Blue Cheese Ranch Dipping Sauce

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It’s football season, which for me translates to football food! If I’m being honest, I could give or take the game, but I LOVE the let’s-get-together-and-eat-and-drink part. And what do people want to eat when it’s football Sunday, or Monday or Thursday or whenever? They want Buffalo Wings, those stick-to-your-fingers, mess-making, spicy as all get out wings. Except me. I don’t want that.

I don’t want sticky fingers or a sauce so hot it’ll make me cry. I want Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, ground chicken (or turkey) seasoned and bathed in a not-so-spicy sauce of hot sauce (we live for Crystal Hot Sauce in my house), a little butter and blue cheese. The Blue Cheese Ranch Dipping sauce brings it home. I get all the familiar flavors of buffalo wings without the mess!

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs may not be the prettiest things you ever ate – ground chicken doesn’t quite achieve the warm, brown of ground beef and the hot sauce-butter combo gives the sauce an orange-red hue – but what these tasty bites lack in looks they more than make up for in the flavor department.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. Gridiron gold. Game day goodness. Get some.

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TIPS:
Don’t overmix your meatball mix. They’ll be tough and dry if you handle them too much.

Roll meatballs so they’re about the same size so they’ll cook in the same amount of time.

TOOLS:
Large Bowl

Wooden Spoon or Spatula

Baking Sheet

Small Pot

Whisk

Small Bowl

Spoon

TECHNIQUES:
Making Meatballs

Baking

Simmering

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