I decided to share these, although they are not my own creation or a history of having them in my life, but the first time I tried them I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I love tator tots with fry sauce and these meatballs are like an upgrade to those.
Cheeseburger Meatballs with Fry Sauce
1 lb. 80% lean ground beef
1 large egg
3 T. chopped sweet pickles
3 T. Heinz ketchup
1 T. mustard
1 tsp. liquid smoke
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 c. panko bread crumbs
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 c. mayonnaise
2 T. Heinz ketchup
1 T. sweet pickle juice
Preheat your oven to 375 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray a wire rack with nonstick cooking spray. Place the wire rack over the aluminum foil; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, egg, pickles, ketchup, mustard, liquid smoke, onion powder, salt, and pepper. I just use my hands to mix it.
Add the bread crumbs and cheddar cheese, and mix until incorporated. Again, I just use my hands to mix it.
Using a medium cookie scoop (1 ½ tablespoons), scoop out meatballs.
Roll into balls, and place on wire rack.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until done in the center.
While the meatballs are baking, make the fry sauce.
In a small dish, stir together mayonnaise, ketchup, and pickle juice.
Serve meatballs with sauce for dipping.
Makes 27 meatballs.
Source for recipe https://completerecipes.com/cheeseburger-meatballs-with-fry-sauce.html