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Reunion Meatballs

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"Whenever we attend a picnic or family get-together, people expect me to bring these saucy meatballs and copies of the recipe. My aunt passed the recipe on to me years ago-Toni King, London, Kentucky."
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1 h 50 m servings
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef and sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour over meatballs. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is no longer pink.


  • To quickly make saltine cracker crumbs with little mess, place the crackers in a large resealable plastic bag. Close the bag and crush with a rolling pin.


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Original review Tuesday, January 27, 2009: For the meatballs, I used crushed Ritz crackers, as that's all I had on hand. I also added some sage and cut back the salt to 1/2 tsp. I used my small ...

I used frozen meatballs from GFS because it is just so easy. I only added some bbq sauce to the sauce. These were delicious.

I actually turned the meat mixture to meatloaf, and covered the loaf with the mixture of ketchup, bbq sauce and worcestershire. The meatloaf is very very tender, not tough at all. This is the ...

Thumbs Way Up for this one. My husband and I both LOVED them. I followed the recipe, all but scaling it to half as it is just the two of us. I used hickory smoked bacon and it added just a hi...

Loved this!!! It was a little too sweet for me, but my 5 year old LOVED IT. I'll make these again and cut back a smidge on the brown sugar and add a little hot sauce. Served over mashed taters, ...

I followed the recipe exactly. It was pretty good. The meatballs themselves were tasty, but the sauce was a bit vinegary, I'll cut back on it next time. Also, the sauce was pretty thin, which wa...

good. i halved the salt but didnt miss it. i served these on rice and made a cucumber and tomato salad. kids loved them my son said before school dont eat the rest i want them on a sandwich when...

SAUCE REVIEW ONLY: Needed a last minute addition to a "too-skimp" menu, but was pressed for time so I took a cheat and used frozen premade meatballs with the sauce in this recipe. The sauce wa...

Made these almost exactly as directed, although I did reduce the salt a bit (figured the saltines had it covered). These are great! I made the meatballs a bit larger than called-for -- ended u...