Best Cocktail Meatballs

Best Cocktail Meatballs


"These meatballs are a copy of a dish served at one of our favorite restaurants."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 455 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 455 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 21.7 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.7g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 20 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 1762 mg
  • 70%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine hamburger, milk, onion soup mix, and Worcestershire sauce. Roll the mixture into small balls. Arrange meatballs on a cookie sheet. Broil for 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
  3. In a small bowl, mix ketchup and brown sugar. Transfer mixture to a slow cooker. Add the meatballs to the slow cooker.
  4. Cook meatballs on high for approximately 30 minutes.
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  1. 48 Ratings


What a simple recipe...and very tasty sauce! The second time I made this, I didn't have time to make the meatballs, so I used cocktail weiners. I also doubled the ketchup and brown sugar, except instead of double the ketchup, I added 1/2 ketchup and 1/2 KC Masterpeice Honey Smoke BBQ sauce. I left it in the slow cooker on low for about 6 hours so that the weiners and sauce really got to cook together. It was such a hit that I printed copies of the recipe and handed them out to over a dozen guests who asked for it!! The wonderful thing about this recipe is that the base recipe is so simple, that "playing around", being creative, and really experimenting with different ingrediants will make everyone happy who tries this recipe. With a little imagination, the possibilities of this recipe are endless! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!


Overall not a bad recipe. I made this for dinner last night. Very easy to make. I would have left it cooking in the slow cooker longer though, maybe even overnight to really let the sauce cook in. Turn it on low heat and leave it for the next night. I too added the extra lb. of ground beef, I don't think it would have stayed together otherwise. Then for the sauce you'll need to double the sugar and ketchup. Instead I left the ketchup and sugar as it was and also added 1 can of crushed pineapple and 1 cup of my favorite BBQ sauce. The sauce was great, but next time I might add some crushed red pepper or hot sauce to it as well. It is a fantastic base recipe though, better than buying frozen meatballs, and if you just play with it a bit to get it how you really want it, it'll be your favorite meatball recipe.

Lisa Bettina

This is a really simple and tasty appetizer! I highly recommend it to all. I was a little leary about the ketchup and brown sugar thing but it was delicious!!! I don't have kids to try it on so I tested it out on the people I work with and they disappeared! (the meatballs, not the people!)One person even ate them at 10am!! Definately try this one.