7 Classy Football-Watching Snacks

Photo by: Melanie Einzig
Kefta-Style Meatballs with Grilled Grapes and Yogurt Sauce-
You will fall in love with this recipe as you're mixing the meatball mixture, which sends up wafts of cinnamon, mint ... more 
Photo by: Melanie Einzig
Kefta-Style Meatballs with Grilled Grapes and Yogurt Sauce-
You will fall in love with this recipe as you're mixing the meatball mixture, which sends up wafts of cinnamon, mint and garlic. After browning the meatballs, you sandwich them between a grilled (seared, really) grape -- we used red, and loved how their skins blistered and charred -- and a garlicky, lemon yogurt sauce. For parties, you can make everything ahead of time, and assemble the skewers and sauce just before guests arrive. - Amanda and Merrill

Kefta-Style Meatballs with Grilled Grapes and Yogurt Sauce by roseinparis

Serves 6

1.5 pounds ground beef
1 egg
1 small red onion, grated
1/2 cup chopped mint
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 minced garlic cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bunch small seedless grapes, red or green


1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup chopped mint
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1 minced garlic clove
salt and pepper to taste


1. For the yogurt sauce: Mix all ingredients. It's best when made at least 30 minutes ahead of time, to allow flavors to meld.

2. In a large bowl combine the first 9 ingredients in the meatball list. Don't over less 
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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 4:19 PM EST
Football? Definitely a sport. But football-watching? By the way that many of us root for our favorite teams, it can be just as exhausting as getting out on the field ourselves.



No matter what your game-watching demeanor is, here are seven sophisticated football-watching snacks that will satisfy those game-day cravings. Whether you're shouting at the television or politely observing, you're going to need some sustenance.



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