Back in October, Jillian and I had a house warming party. In an attempt to impress our guests, I tried to create unique dishes that they could nibble on. One of these dishes was a pot full of Maple Syrup Meatballs. They were a hit to say the least. Well time passed and I forgot to post the recipe on the site…until now! After receiving a Tweet from the Food Network asking for help in finding a purely “Canadian” dish, I suggested Maple Syrup Meatballs. I quickly received a few tweets back from some individuals asking if I cared to share the recipe and that is when I realized I had failed to post it. So here it is (without pictures, sorry!). The recipe for Maple Syrup Meatballs!

  • 1 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 4 teaspoons dried chives (or 4 tablespoons fresh chives)
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1lb. ground beef

In a saucepan, combine syrup, chili sauce, chives, soy sauce,and ground mustard. Bring to a low boil. Use the ground beef to make small meatballs about 2cm in diameter. Throw meatballs into a saucepan and brown thoroughly, practically cooking them right through. When meatballs are finished, add them to the sauce and then return to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until meatballs are thoroughly heated. Serve as an appetizer with toothpicks or over hot cooked rice.

Of course, feel free to season the meatballs as you please.  I just simply used salt and pepper.