Mama Lucia Meatballs

So apparently, there is some big football game or something happening this weekend. Lots of folks like to have parties for this game and serve a lot of food too. Hmmm, even though I am totally not a sports fan, the food part of it is appealing to me.

Anyway, the folks at Mama Lucia sent me some recipes for some great party food using their meatballs that I thought I would share with you all. Enjoy!

Meatball Pitas
1 package of Mama Lucia Italian Style Meatballs
8 small pita breads
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup cubed feta cheese
1⁄2 cup chopped black olives
1⁄2 cup chopped shredded lettuce
1⁄2 cup chopped onion
1⁄4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of oregano

Heat the meatballs on the stove top with red pepper flakes and oregano. Heat the pita breads in the oven on low heat until warm. Once heated, place 2-3 meatballs in each pita bread. Top with feta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. As cheese begin to melt, top off with lettuce, onion and black olives. Serve “taco style” for a snack or main meal.

Mama Lucia Meatball Recipe

Hot and Spicy Meatballs
Take your favorite chicken wing sauce and slather them over Mama Lucia’s famous Italian Style or Sausage meatballs.

Dijon Cranberry Italian Meatballs
1 (38.4 OUNCE) FROZEN Mama Lucia Italian Style Meatballs, thawed
¼ cup Dijon mustard
1 (14.5 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 (10 ounce) jar chili sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup thinly sliced green onions

Place the Mama Lucia Italian Style Meatballs in a 5-6 quart slow cooker. In a medium bow, whisk together the Dijon mustard, cranberry sauce, chili sauce and minced garlic. Pour over the meatballs and cook on medium for 2-4 hours. Gently stir in the green onions and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes to one hour. Serve with Party Picks