Sweet Heat Meatball Skewers [Quick & Crispy]

Written By Correen

Hello, food enthusiasts! I am Jack Leo, the passionate admin behind Food Lovers Web.

Sweet Heat Meatball Skewers will delight your taste buds. The succulent meatballs in this mouthwatering appetizer are glazed with a tantalizing mix of sweetness and heat. Any occasion that needs a flavorful kick is perfect for parties, barbecues, or any other occasion that requires a little kick. Every delicious bite is teeming with sweet and spicy flavors.

Anyone that knows anyone following a sports team, especially during the quest for a championship, must know at least one fan addict. I do, and I’m still in love with that guy…he is one serious dude when it comes to supporting his teams.

The New York Giants and Rangers are the top two on his list. So yes, you guessed it, much of the year there is something sports-related recording or playing on our television. Most times I take my “sports widow” attitude into the kitchen. Ends up being a win-win. He gets something to nosh on and I get to cook, sometimes even experiment with ideas.

Why all this recipe preview about “he loves sports” and “I take it out on cooking”? Well, it’s how this tastiest of appetizers was born. On a particular day, this recipe came about I needed to whip up something quick. “The game” was on in minutes and I had a couple more things on my to-do list to get ta-done.

Poked around the pantry, fridge and freezer, gathered the three inspired ingredients and went headlong into making the quickest, easiest appetizers ever. Now these crispy bites are photographed, named and written up for you to try. Make some, quick-like, for your sports fan and the gathering throng! Your feedback is welcome and encouraged.

Sweet Heat Meatball Skewers

Recipe Type: Appetizers

Serves: 12 Appetizers

A game-day-inspired appetizer that’s quick, crispy and sweet with a little heat!


  • 36 meatballs; fully cooked
  • 1 bottle of Stubb’s Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 
  • 12 bamboo skewers


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Use homemade or store-bought small to medium-sized meatballs that are fully cooked and thawed, if previously frozen.
  3. Pour about 1/3 of the bottle of sweet heat sauce into a bowl. Spread panko breadcrumbs into a pie plate.
  4. Dunk three meatballs into sweet heat sauce, then roll in panko breadcrumbs, making sure the meatball is fully coated. Poke a bamboo skewer through the center of each meatball, leaving a little space between each. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Repeat the steps with remaining meatballs and skewers.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, give baking sheet a half turn and continue baking for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Serve with remaining sweet heat sauce…enjoy!


– Use additional sauce and breadcrumbs, as needed, while preparing meatball skewers.

Just so you know, Stubb’s brand of Bar-B-Q Sauces did not compensate me in any way for using or mentioning their product in my recipe…we just happen to love it and always have a bottle or two in our pantry and or fridge.


Proud mother of two handsome hunks, a coconut popsicles addict, an avid salt popcorn lover and a bare footie gal when it comes to cooking.

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