Ginger Meatballs

"Sybil Leson of Houston, Texas writes, 'These sweet and tangy meatballs have caused many guests to ask, 'What is that delicious flavor?' I often increase the recipe and keep the meatballs warm in a slow cooker.'"
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  1. In a large bowl, combine egg, cookie crumbs and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart in ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a large skillet, combine ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and ginger. Add meatballs. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until heated through, gently stirring several times.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (2 meatballs, prepared with lean ground beef) equals 97 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 322 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 starch.


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We really enjoyed these as sandwiches. I used half the ketchup mixed with 1/2c V8 to thin it. I also added chopped garlic to the meatballs and skipped the dijon. Excellent recipe!

Pretty good, although I couldn't taste the ginger, even though I added extra gingersnaps. The ketchup was a little overpowering in the sauce.

These were very good. I asked my guests what they would rate these out of 5 stars and they said (while talking through full mouths) 4-1/2!!! So I'm rounding it up and giving it a 5 star rating. ...

Made these for a potluck. The meatballs themselves turned out wonderful when made according to the recipe but with the sauce I ended up adding quite a bit more ginger though I couldn't tell you...

Made it for a NYE party and it was a huge hit! Great use of leftover ginger snaps cookies and the sauce is delicious!

Pretty good flavor!

Really tasty. However, I eliminated the ketchup and used 1/2 C tomato juice instead, increased the ginger to about 1 Tbs, and added 2 Tbs rice vinegar. (I was just using what I had available.) T...

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