We have added our watermelon meatballs to our appetizer menu because they have been such a great hit on our catering menu and at outside events. The watermelon meatball came about almost by accident. We were looking for another use for our watermelon BBQ sauce a few years ago, and decided to try coating a meatball with the sauce. BINGO, the taste was sweet, yet spicy and the meatballs held up well with the sticky sauce.
We began taking the meatballs to outside events for people to try. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Next, we decided to put them on our catering menu as an appetizer thinking they would be a great appetizer because they can easily be served and eaten, and they hold up better than other appetizers on our menu.
It then progressed; if we had extra meatballs thawed, we would run them as our bar-only happy hour special. Guests then started asking for them all day long as an appetizer in the restaurant, not just during happy hour. So we then added these tasty meatballs to our permanent appetizer menu.
We are continuing to tweak the presentation and look forward to watermelon meatballs being on our menu for the long haul. Come in to taste this specialty for yourself!