16 Quick Meaty Bites for Thanksgiving

Who says turkey has to be the only meat served at your holiday feast? Get the meal underway with these meat lover-approved apps and snacks.

Part of: Thanksgiving: Before the Bird

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Manhattan Meatballs

"What a surprisingly delicious combination of flavors! They were devoured by grownups and picky kids alike."

-moxie

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Turkey & Pastrami Appetizer

"These were super easy and delicious! Everyone loved them at my cocktail party. They were the first hors d'oeuvres to disappear."

-Katanashrp

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Salami Cones

"These were so easy to make, and are delicious. I rolled my salami up instead of making cones."

-lazyme

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Roast Beef Crackers

"These were super wonderful. We enjoyed them with cranberry horseradish. Yum!"

-College Girl

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Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

"These were meaty and juicy! I used sweet apple sausage, which gave them a delicious flavor."

-Poor College Student Chef

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Grape Jelly Meatballs

"Great appetizer! I've been making these for 25 years. Put them in a slow cooker so they stay warm and everyone can help themselves."

Rita~

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Lil Smokies

"I wasn't sure about the grape jam and chili sauce but it really is great. The jam adds a nice, slightly sweet flavor."

-stacylu

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BLT Bites

"Everyone loved this! I filled the tomatoes using a Ziploc bag trimmed on one corner. It worked like a charm!"

-brigs03

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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

"These were fantastic. The saltiness of the bacon and the sweetness of the chestnuts made for a wonderful combination."

-KitchenManiac

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Apricot & Chicken Bruschetta

"These are so versatile — I made mine with mozzarella and bacon bits. It tasted great with honey mustard."

-Abbs <3

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Roast Beef Horseradish Spirals

"Even people who don't like horseradish like these! They're best if you make them a day in advance."

-psychotammymom

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Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

"I couldn't stop eating these, they were so good! I didn't change a thing."

-Jellison Mix

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Meaty Asparagus Wraps

"This is always one of the first things on the buffet table to go. I usually use Black Forest ham and mix a Dijon mustard into the cream cheese."

-Lou-Anne

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Pork Bites

"These are very tasty indeed. The kids really enjoyed them. They've already been requested again!"

-DJoy

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Chicken Garlic Bites

"I made these for a party and they were a big hit! One guest said it was the best thing they'd ever tasted."

-KeyWee

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Ham & Gouda Triangles

"This was like a gourmet quesadilla. The flavors all blend so well together. Add roasted red peppers!"

-CulinaryExplorer

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