Sometimes failure can end up tasting pretty good. It certainly was the case with these meatballs.
I’d been aiming to creating an all-purpose meatball suitable for tossing with marinara over spaghetti. Except it didn’t quite work out that way.
The meatballs, while delicious, were both too tangy and too sweet to pair with your basic pasta sauce. I tried them in a curry sauce, but that wasn’t quite right, either.
Then it hit me: Turn them into party food. And so I ended up with these cocktail meatballs, perfect for setting out with toothpicks for a holiday gathering. And it turned out the sauce couldn’t have been simpler – tomatoes and cranberry sauce.