These meatballs will delight the whole family. My kids ask for them again and again.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, rolled oats, minced onion flakes, hot pepper sauce and seasoning salt. Mix well and form into 1 inch meatballs. Place into a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a separate medium bowl, combine the ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, minced onion flakes, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Mix together well and set aside.

  • Remove meatballs from oven and pour reserved sauce over them. Cover with foil and return to oven.

  • Bake, covered, in a preheated oven for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

600 calories; protein 26g 52% DV; carbohydrates 47.2g 15% DV; fat 34.4g 53% DV; cholesterol 189.5mg 63% DV; sodium 764.6mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (88)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Very simple to follow and good results! I used 1/2 chopped fresh onion instead of the onion flakes. The hard part was waiting them to bake for the final hour! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I really like the meatballs but the sauce wasn't very BBQ-like more like sweet and sour (but more ketchup flavor than anything). I think next time I'll make these meatballs but use bottled BBQ sauce. Read More
(10)
112 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 66
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Very simple to follow and good results! I used 1/2 chopped fresh onion instead of the onion flakes. The hard part was waiting them to bake for the final hour! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are sooo yummy. I made them for my daughter's birthday party back in November and they were a bit hit. The sauce is yummy and a nice alternative to your chili sauce and jelly based sauces. I like to roll my meatballs a little smaller than a golf ball...that way they are "kid sized" for the little nibblers. I served them in a glass baking dish with toothpicks. Thanks Teresa. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These were so easy and a huge hit at my playgroup! I will be making these again. I did double the sauce recipe and after baking the meatballs the first time I poured the sauce over them and refrigerated them overnight. The next morning I put it all in the crockpot and cooked 4-6 hours. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
My family all ate this and wanted the leftovers for lunch. I used diced onion in the sauce and added garlic to the meatballs. We will have this again! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
These meatballs were fantastic! I used 1&1/2 pounds of ground beef instead of 1 and it was great. My husband couldn't get enough of them kept going back into the fridge and making meatball sandwiches. I will definately make this recipe again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I really like the meatballs but the sauce wasn't very BBQ-like more like sweet and sour (but more ketchup flavor than anything). I think next time I'll make these meatballs but use bottled BBQ sauce. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2003
Very classic cocktail meatballs. I made a double batch this afternoon and popped them in my slow cooker for company tonight. I keep going back to the cooker and eating them and even my PICKY two-year old son has asked for "more Mommy." Thanks very much. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
I loved this sauce! I've tried many of the meatball recipes on here and this has exceeded any of the ones I've tried. I was in a hurry so I used frozen meatballs and threw them with the sauce into the crockpot. These were given lots of compliments! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
They were so delicious and easy that I emailed the recipe to my daughter and sisters! Read More
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