Buffalo Balls (just check it out)

This is one of two Superbowl recipes I have for you before the BIG DAY!  They both involve hot sauce and in ways are similar but, they are also two different creations.

Instead of messy wings,  that consist of orange hands, an orange face and 2,000 used napkins in the trash, these are buffalo balls.  You can just have fun saying the name alone, I know I do 😉

Are you going to a Superbowl party this year and if so what are you making?  If you would like to share a link to a recipe in the comments, feel free to do so!  I would love to see what you’re making!

Onto the balls…

Meatballs:

1.25 lb. package of ground chicken or turkey (I used turkey)
2 oz. softened cream cheese
2 eggs
3 T. crumbled blue cheese
1/2 t. ground black pepper

Sauce:

1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/2 c. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce

Combine all of the meatball ingredients into a large bowl.  No need to add salt as the hot sauce and blue cheese provide plenty of salt.  The mix will be sticky.  If you wet your hands, it’s much easier to make the balls without them sticking to you.  (What kind of blog is this anyways!? 😉 )Form into 1 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.Meatballs (buffalo balls)

While they are baking combine the hot sauce and the butter in a large microwave safe dish.  Heat until butter melts.  Blend together with a whisk.buffalo sauce

After the 10 minutes, remove balls and carefully dunk into the hot sauce mixture. buffalo balls

Evenly coat them and put them back onto the cookie sheet and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes.  If you have extra sauce you can pour it over the meatballs if you like the additional heat ( I do!!).

Serve with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing to complete the ensemble!buffalo balls

Yield:  This made 44 meatballs.  I doubled the sauce (only) recipe and it was perfect!!

Original recipe found here.

I would also like to thank Veronica for my awesome new header…you rock girl!! xoxo

Have a great weekend y’all!

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About Suzie

My name is Suzie. I'm married and have a son in the Army. I enjoy cooking, country life, reading and my animals, hence the name of this blog. My two German Shepherds are underfoot anytime I'm cooking ;) Oh, I'm also addicted to Food Network Channel.
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45 Responses to Buffalo Balls (just check it out)

  1. You think this would work with ground pork or would it be too dry? My husband is allergic to chicken (all poultry, in fact) and I feel like he misses out on the wonderful flavor that buffalo sauce brings! I think he would love these.

    • Suzie says:

      I think ground pork would work. You have the eggs, cream cheese and the blue cheese to keep them moist. Then the hot sauce mixture. I would certainly try it Carrie. It’s too bad he’s allergic to poultry, that’s a bummer!

    • ward says:

      Might want to add maybe 1/2 cup of bread crumbs or panko. It will absorb the juices and keep your meat a lil more moist.

  2. Jane says:

    I like your header! Buffalo balls sound good!

  3. MisBehaved Woman says:

    Well that is certainly an attention grabbing headline, chica! The recipe looks to-die-for good!! The rugbrat will be gone so Steve & I can make some on Friday and just feast on these all weekend long…yum! 🙂

    And the new header is awesome, too! 🙂

    • Suzie says:

      Lol!! I got a kick out of it 😉 I bet they’ll last Friday and that’s all! They’re addictive. Thanks on the header, the one picture Roxy is taking a treat out of my mouth. I posted it on facebook because people were saying how ‘mean’ German Shepherds are….hee hee 😉

  4. ballsballsballs. I love that they’re fiery red too, Suzie! I think I might-maybe-could eat at least 22 of the 44 by myself. (I partake in Superbowl only for the food, I know, I’m lame, lol) I enjoy your header…love the paw/palm. Love you, Suzie!

    • Suzie says:

      Lol!! Oh what fun we have when talking about balls…ha!! 😉 I made these hoping the hubs would like them. He hated them b/c of the blue cheese, so who ate them all? ME!! 🙂 I don’t care about the Superbowl either, I just post recipes b/c I know lots of people host parties. We go to parties sometimes, but all I care about is the food too!! xoxo

  5. Veronica says:

    I’m super excited by this! We don’t do the Superbowl party thing (sad for us) but something like this would be perfect for our family Christmas party! I usually bring meatballs in a cranberry chili sauce but these would be great too! And I’m making this just for the two of us: http://ftrsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/funny-food-photos-super-tasty-superbowl11.jpg

    • Veronica says:

      P.S. Sorry I missed your shout out the first time through. You’re so very welcome!

      • Suzie says:

        As I said to Angie, I don’t care about the Superbowl either, I just post recipes for it. Any excuse to make fun food works for me!! 😉 That picture is hilarious thinking of you two eating all that…ha ha ha!! That was a good one, you certainly got me!! Everyone loves my header, you’re awesome!! xoxo

  6. biz319 says:

    You had me at balls woman! Well, that and hot sauce! 😀 That’s nice of V to change your header – love it!

    • Suzie says:

      I thought of you as I typed balls….ha ha ha!! 😉 If you knew how much V did on my blog you would laugh, she is super helpful. I gave her my password, so the funny thing is I never know what to expect!!

  7. Jay says:

    Looks good! 🙂

  8. I love all the photos in the header. I am pretty sure I would eat every single one of these if I made them, they look so up my alley!

  9. Love this gorgeous red colour going on my friend, YAY for balls 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  10. I made a similar ball recipe some time ago…here’s the link
    http://mykitchenadventures1.blogspot.com/2011/02/spicy-buffalo-chicken-meatballs-with.html
    Ya, I hate it when the balls stick to me…lol These look amazing…as always! 🙂

    • Suzie says:

      Oh, they are similar! I like your recipe too and my hubs would probably eat that since the blue cheese is not in the meatballs!! I’ll have to give it a try and thanks for sharing!! I hate sticky balls and schweaty balls…lol!! 😉

  11. I followed CCU over here and I am so pleased I did… these Buffalo Balls look amazing, MUST TRY! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. I saw the title and wondered what Suzie is up to, Buffalo balls, hmmmm…. what a great idea, you can use toothpicks and your hands won’t get dirty. I love this, brilliant!!

  13. ward says:

    These sound delicious. I may add a bit of good heat hot sauce, cause I like’m spicy.

  14. Karen says:

    Your recipe sounds like a real crowd pleaser. Perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl.

  15. Stacy says:

    Spicy Buffalo balls? I’m in! Those look wonderful, Suzie!

  16. I think I like this version so much better than the wings. It certainly is easier to eat and doesn’t leave a mess of bones that the dogs could get into. Great recipe!

  17. Joanne says:

    Ha! I LOVE the suggestive name. Must make eating them more fun(ny) 😛

  18. Yum, I would so much rather have these than the wings! They look wonderful! What a fun variation.

  19. beakerbird says:

    This would be a hit here for the Super Bowl party. They sound great and much better than wings, which I’m not crazy about. Thanks for the recipe!

  20. daisyandthefox says:

    ooo this look good!! 🙂
    looks like it would be tooo easy to keep popping these goodies in one after the other 😛

  21. My husband will love these meatballs. They look really great swimming in hot sauce. A perfect party food.

  22. ward says:

    I’m makin these puppies today. I have a leftover jalapeno, so, you know where it’s going to go. 🙂

  23. This looks so good! I’ve been craving all things “buffalo” lately!

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