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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to broil.

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  • 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.

  • In a small bowl, mix ketchup and brown sugar. Transfer mixture to a slow cooker. Add the meatballs to the slow cooker.

  • Cook meatballs on high for approximately 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

455 calories; protein 20g 40% DV; carbohydrates 46.7g 15% DV; fat 21.7g 33% DV; cholesterol 77.8mg 26% DV; sodium 1762mg 71% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
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!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2003
The meat mixture was too soupy...I wonder if there are supposed to be breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs or something. I added cracker crumbs and it worked well. I only used half the amount of onion soup mix and it was plenty! Tasty but not fabulous. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
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!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
It does need something to hold the meatballs together...I find cooking them in the oven a couple extra minutes maybe 5 works well. Very easy to make and the sauce is a simple crowd pleaser. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
These were the best cocktail meatballs I have ever tasted. Everyone at my party asked for the recepie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2003
I made this for a recent Christmas party. I ended up eating about ten of them after they got out of the oven. They were very tasty. The sauce could be improved you could use your own variations. Overall though this was an easy recipe to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
Very Good! Real Easy! I have a small crockpot and it was a perfect meal for 2 served with devil eggs and mashed pot. w/gravy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
These meatballs were great! I needed a quick and tasty recipe and this fit the bill perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2003
The meat mixture was too soupy...I wonder if there are supposed to be breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs or something. I added cracker crumbs and it worked well. I only used half the amount of onion soup mix and it was plenty! Tasty but not fabulous. Read More
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