Guinness Glazed Meatballs are the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day appetizer.
These easy homemade meatballs are infused with Guinness beer and smothered in a sweet and savory Guinness BBQ sauce. They make the perfect party appetizer, or you can serve them over mashed potatoes for a delicious St. Paddy’s Day dinner.
Whether you’re hosting a party or just planning an Irish-inspired meal at home, you’re sure to love the delicious flavor in these Guinness Glazed Meatballs!
The countdown to St. Patrick’s Day is officially on. Are you ready?!
I finally got the lowdown on our neighborhood party….and I must say. I can’t wait!!! It’s been WAY too long since we dressed in green and partied it up. And I plan to pull out all the stops.
Of course, along the way there will be plenty of delicious food. I promise. Things like Mini Reuben Bites and Baked Reuben Sandwiches and hopefully this Reuben Dip. Because when it comes to St. Paddy’s Day, you can never have too many reubens.
Of course, you can never have too much Guinness either….especially in the form of these Guinness Glazed Meatballs!
WHAT IS GUINNESS?
Guinness is a traditional Irish stout beer that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James’s Gate, Dublin, Ireland, in 1759. It is made from roasted barley, hops, yeast, and water and is known for its deep color and caramelized flavor, which come from barley that has been roasted but not malted. Guinness has a creamy white head which is created from the ‘initiation’ and ‘surging’ of bubbles of nitrogen and carbon dioxide gas as the beer is poured. Guinness beer is available in well over 100 countries worldwide and is brewed in almost 50.
HOW DO YOU MAKE MEATBALLS WITH GUINNESS?
- Combine ground beef, chicken, or turkey with panko bread crumbs, egg, onion, Guinness, and seasonings. Mix well.
- Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls; place on a baking sheet and bake at 350° 20-25 minutes.
- Combine meatballs with sauce.
HOW DO YOU MAKE GUINNESS BBQ SAUCE?
- In a small saucepan combine Guinness, ketchup, honey, molasses, dijon mustard, onion powder, and garlic powder.
- Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to simmer and simmer 20 minutes.
- Stir in corn starch and continue simmering until thickened.
CAN YOU USE FROZEN MEATBALLS?
If you’re looking to save time, you can definitely feel free to use your favorite frozen meatballs. Of course, they won’t be made with Guinness, but there’s enough of it in the sauce that you won’t sacrifice much Guinness flavor.
HOW DO YOU SERVE GUINNESS GLAZED MEATBALLS?
These meatballs make a delicious appetizer all on their own, or they can be served over mashed potatoes, in a meatball sub, or with a side of veggies as part of a main meal.
These Guinness Glazed Meatballs are perfect for Guinness lovers, but even if you’re not a self-proclaimed lover of Irish stout, you’ll still love the delicious flavors in this recipe.
A little bit savory, a little bit sweet, and a little bit tangy, these Guinness Glazed Meatballs are sure to become a new staple for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
And who knows….!? You may just find yourself making them when it’s not St. Patrick’s Day, too!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 213mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 6g Protein: 7g