Recipes > Appetizer

Sweet Heat Cocktail Meatballs

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes


10-20 people

These cocktail meatballs are full of the sweet and peppery flavors of Tony’s French Dressing making them the most tasty appetizer you can make.


  • 2 Pounds Ground Chuck

  • 1/2 Cup Green Onions, Chopped

  • 1/4 Cup Red Bell Peppers, Finely Chopped

  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley, Chopped

  • 1/3 Cup Tony’s Creole-Style French Salad Dressing

  • 1 Teaspoon Tony’s More Spice Seasoning

  • 1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs

  • 1 Egg

  • 1/2 Cup Tony’s Creole-Style French Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 Cup Honey

  • 2 Teaspoons Sriracha Hot Sauce

  • 1 Cup Stock or Water

  • Clear


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground chuck, green onions, bell peppers, parsley, 1/3 cup Tony’s French Dressing, Tony’s More Spice, bread crumbs, and egg.
  3. Roll cocktail-sized meatballs and place them on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a crockpot or Dutch oven, combine 1/2 cup Tony’s French Dressing, honey, Sriracha and stock/water.
  5. Add pre-baked meatballs to sauce. In a crockpot, cook on low for 4 hours; on the stovetop, simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Recipe yields about 50 cocktail-sized meatballs.

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