Cocktail Meatballs in a tangy sauce - easy and DELICIOUS! Serve with your favorite crackers.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Remove the crusts from the white bread and tear into small bread crumbs. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine beef, soup mix, white bread crumbs and half-and-half cream. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls and arrange in 9x13 inch baking dishes (as many baking dishes as it takes or bake the meatballs in shifts).

  • Bake 10 to 15 minutes; or until browned.

  • In a slow cooker with the temperature set to high, mix together ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Cook until the mixture comes to a boil, then reduce temperature to low until you are ready to serve the meatballs.

  • Place the meatballs in the sauce and serve.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

346.3 calories; 13.9 g protein; 27.4 g carbohydrates; 64.9 mg cholesterol; 862.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2006
I made these for a Boy Scout Dish-to-Pass Dinner and EVERYONE loved them! I used Onion Mushroop soup mix as that was all I had! Instead of bread I used crumbled saltine crackers. I did not have half & half therefore used milk and one egg. In the sauce: I added 1/2 tsp. Chili powder 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 tsp garlic powder dash hot pepper sauce and 1 Tablespoon Vinegar--because I didnt' want a sauce with a strong Ketchup flavor. It was delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2007
Easy but bland. Read More
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132 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2006
I made these for a Boy Scout Dish-to-Pass Dinner and EVERYONE loved them! I used Onion Mushroop soup mix as that was all I had! Instead of bread I used crumbled saltine crackers. I did not have half & half therefore used milk and one egg. In the sauce: I added 1/2 tsp. Chili powder 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 tsp garlic powder dash hot pepper sauce and 1 Tablespoon Vinegar--because I didnt' want a sauce with a strong Ketchup flavor. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2006
I made these for a Boy Scout Dish-to-Pass Dinner and EVERYONE loved them! I used Onion Mushroop soup mix as that was all I had! Instead of bread I used crumbled saltine crackers. I did not have half & half therefore used milk and one egg. In the sauce: I added 1/2 tsp. Chili powder 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 tsp garlic powder dash hot pepper sauce and 1 Tablespoon Vinegar--because I didnt' want a sauce with a strong Ketchup flavor. It was delicious! Read More
(103)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Very good! I made them for a party and got rave reviews. To make it easier I bought the meatballs already made. Sauce was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2005
Wow...I finally found a sauce to complement my meatballs. I do agree...do not by frozen meatballs as homemade is much better. The upgrades I incorporated were 2 tbls of sour cream as it made the meat much moister 1 (28 oz) bottle of Heintz Tobasco Ketcup (for a little more zip) and a few splashes of Franks Red Hot Origianl sauce. I then added a few more splashes of red tobasco sauce and a little bit of water in the slow cooker so as to take away some of the "ketchupy" taste while maintaining a moist sauce. These were a great hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2003
Yummy!....says the whole family and surprise guests that showed up for dinner. Will make again and again and even for a party this Saturday! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2005
I used frozen meatballs and then mixed the ingredients together to make the sauce (including the onion soup). I just put it all together on the stove on low until heated through. They were very good. My husband had about 15 friends over and the guys even cheered a beer to me and the meatballs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2003
I made this for a party everyone loved them. I combined the meatballs with cocktail wieners. Big Hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2007
I was looking for a simple yet good meatball recipe and this was "the one"! Everyone loved it. The only suggestion I would make was to double the sauce just to make sure they are extra coated. They were all gone fast! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2006
I used Heinz Ketchup with Tabasco instead of regular ketchup cooked them 18 minutes and made them for a crawfish boil. They were eaten so fast that i didn't even get to try one! Everyone raved and asked for the recipe. This is now on my list of great appetizers. they freeze really well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2010
I brought this to our family's Christmas Eve get-together and everyone raved. The amount of sauce worked perfectly for a large bag of Mama Lucia's frozen meatballs which I warmed together in the crock pot. For my own taste the sauce was a little thick/heavy... but no one else seemed to think so so 5 stars it is! I did add the juice of 1 lemon just to give it a little pep which worked well. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2007
Easy but bland. Read More
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