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Why guests love them: They're unassuming and approachable, and easily eaten standing up (with toothpicks, even, if you make them small enough).

Why cooks love them: This recipe has you bake the meatballs, which makes cleanup a lot simpler; you can reheat them in the oven right before serving (or heat them up in a slow cooker set to "warm").

Get the recipe: Beef Meatballs