Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

A very old recipe from "The Art of Seasoning" an interesting little booklet outlining the origin and history of Tabasco Pepper Sauce. Tabasco Sauce was named after an Indian word meaning "land where the soil is humid." This aptly describes the small area where the peppers grow best. Since 1868, this word, TABASCO, has been used as the exclusive trademark for the pepper sauce made by the McIlhenny Company, registered in the United States patent office and in the patent offices of most foreign countries.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion until clear in appearance.
  2. In a large bowl combine ground meat, bread crumbs, chili sauce, egg, onion, parsley, salt, Tabasco and garlic.
  3. Shape meat into balls one inch in diameter.
  4. Pan fry a few meat balls at a time in butter.
  5. Transfer to chafing dish.
  6. Serve with food picks.


Most Helpful

Opps I reviewed the sauce. Deleated and changed. Good made as is but after browning meatballs I finished cooking in oven used with recipe#186729

muffinlady June 20, 2011

Excellent meatballs nice and tender and juicy!! I did make some changes I used panko crumbs instead of bread crumbs, rehydrated dried minced onion (2 tablespoons onions to 3 tablespoons warm water) and I baked them for 20 minutes instead of frying. SO good my new meatball recipe. Thanks so much for posting!!!

Bonnie Young October 22, 2010

These tasted great! I only used ground beef and browned them using Pam Butter flavor to make them a little healthier. As recommended Uncle Tom's Appetizer Meatball Sauce. There were none left at the end of the night. Thanks for a great recipe!

JFitz October 19, 2009

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