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Cocktail Meatballs I Recipe
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Cocktail Meatballs I

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"These meatballs will delight the whole family. My kids ask for them again and again."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, rolled oats, minced onion flakes, hot pepper sauce and seasoning salt. Mix well and form into 1 inch meatballs. Place into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a separate medium bowl, combine the ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, minced onion flakes, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Mix together well and set aside.
  5. Remove meatballs from oven and pour reserved sauce over them. Cover with foil and return to oven.
  6. Bake, covered, in a preheated oven for 1 hour.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • If you make this in a slow cooker, using a slow cooker liner can make cleanup easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

Very simple to follow and good results! I used 1/2 chopped fresh onion instead of the onion flakes. The hard part was waiting them to bake for the final hour!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I really like the meatballs, but the sauce wasn't very BBQ-like, more like sweet and sour (but more ketchup flavor than anything). I think next time I'll make these meatballs but use bottled BBQ sauce.

Jan 25, 2004

These are sooo yummy. I made them for my daughter's birthday party back in November, and they were a bit hit. The sauce is yummy and a nice alternative to your chili sauce and jelly based sauces. I like to roll my meatballs a little smaller than a golf ball...that way, they are "kid sized" for the little nibblers. I served them in a glass baking dish with toothpicks. Thanks Teresa.

Jan 25, 2004

These were so easy and a huge hit at my playgroup! I will be making these again. I did double the sauce recipe, and after baking the meatballs the first time, I poured the sauce over them and refrigerated them overnight. The next morning I put it all in the crockpot and cooked 4-6 hours. Delicious!

Jan 25, 2004

My family all ate this and wanted the leftovers for lunch. I used diced onion in the sauce and added garlic to the meatballs. We will have this again!

Dec 07, 2003

These meatballs were fantastic! I used 1&1/2 pounds of ground beef instead of 1 and it was great. My husband couldn't get enough of them, kept going back into the fridge and making meatball sandwiches. I will definately make this recipe again.

Jan 26, 2003

Very classic cocktail meatballs. I made a double batch this afternoon and popped them in my slow cooker for company tonight. I keep going back to the cooker and eating them and even my PICKY two-year old son has asked for "more, Mommy." Thanks very much.

Sep 07, 2010

I loved this sauce! I've tried many of the meatball recipes on here and this has exceeded any of the ones I've tried. I was in a hurry so I used frozen meatballs and threw them with the sauce into the crockpot. These were given lots of compliments!


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  • Calories
  • 600 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.2 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 189 mg
  • 63%
  • Fat
  • 34.4 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 26 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 765 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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