Buffalo Fire Meatballs

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by dawnie2u

If you like Buffalo Chicken Wings, you will love these meatballs.

Top Review by windhorse23

I was really pleased with this recipe, especially since I don't like wings but I love the sauce. I followed the recipe to a 't'. I didn't really think about the fact that this is supposed to be an appetizer. My family ate it for a main course, so it didn't make 8 servings. But since it has no added fat and I used 93% fat free ground beef, it wasn't overly fattening. I don't know why the beer is necessary, and I may try it with some other liquid in the future, but I will try it again. Thanks for the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs ground chuck
  • 12 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 14 cup onion, minced
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Frank's red hot sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 12 cup Frank's red hot sauce
  • 34 cup beer or 34 cup non-alcoholic beer


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix egg with parmesan, onion, breadcrumbs, and hot pepper sauce.
  3. Mix in the ground chuck, using your hands works best.
  4. Form meat mixture into 1-inch balls. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking oil. Put meatballs on cookie trays. Bake for 12 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring the ketchup, hot pepper sauce, and beer to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  6. Add the cooked meatballs and stir to coat with sauce.
  7. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the meatballs are heated through. Serve at once.

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