We have never been fans of barbecue sauce/ grape jelly/etc. on meatballs and much prefer the traditional marinara for dipping these. While the recipe specifies ground beef, I haven't used ground beef in a very long time. Instead, these are made with ground white chicken. Ground white turkey could also be used, depending on your budget. When making these this time, I used Pecorino cheese. With no seasoned bread crumbs, I simply added dried basil and dried oregano to the mix.
Of course, "leftovers" are always good this way:
If there are any leftovers from this, Munchkin the Elder loves Meatball Subs!:-)
Oh! While you have those toothpicks handy, try them with these:
Lovely cubed potatoes, just perfect for a side dish - or a party table! Munchkin the Younger finds that these are just what she needs!:-)
Both these recipes actually came from the Rookie Cookie page of our newspaper.