Easy Appetizer: Quebec Inspired Dip with Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

There are some smells and tastes that are so intertwined with your memories that the moment your senses are touched it is like being transported back in time.  My family on my Dad’s side is from Quebec and although they moved to the Toronto area when he was very young, they brought some of the Quebecois traditions with them including making homemade tourtière.  A tradition for our family every Christmas eve, this traditional meat pie is a hearty and delicious meal.  As much as I love tourtière I only make it a couple of times a year.  But with this twist on a family favourite I can enjoy this Quebec-inspired dip with cocktail meatballs anytime.Quebec Inspired Dip with Cocktail Meatballs Recipe via LittleMissKate.ca

Quatre-épices Ketchup uses the traditional Quebecois seasoning combination that makes me thinking of the many laughs our family has had around the table while enjoying tourtière.  However, this dip only takes a couple of minutes to prepare and is the perfect partner for cocktail meatballs.Quebec Inspired Dip with Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

Sure ketchup is standard on hamburgers and hot dogs, but you can do a LOT more with this condiment to help spice up other dishes.  Make sure you stock up on Great Value Ketchup, which is available at your local Walmart because you will go through a lot of it with BBQ season just around the corner.Quebec Inspired Dip with Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

Quatre-épices Ketchup is a sweet and savoury dip that is perfect meatballs, meat pies or roasted chicken. 

Quebec-inspired Dip with Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

Quatre-épices Ketchup



  1. To make dip: Stir ketchup with maple syrup, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and pepper. Keep refrigerated until serving.
  2. Cook meatballs according to package instructions
  3. Serve cooked meatballs with toothpicks for dipping in Quatre-épices Ketchup


Quebec Inspired Dip with Cocktail Meatballs RecipeMade with ingredients in my pantry this is an easy appetizer option when looking for a dish to take to a potluck.  Meatballs are always a hit at potlucks, and the flavour combination of the Quatre-épices Ketchup is the perfect accompaniment.

Just watch out because the Quatre-épices Ketchup and cocktail meatballs won’t last long!

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart Spice Up Your Ketchup with Great Value ! program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.


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