This is an easy and delicious appetizer. I have made these for potlucks, baby showers, and super bowl parties. They go fast!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place the beer and ketchup in a slow cooker on high setting and allow to simmer..

  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the ground beef, garlic powder and onion, mixing well. Form mixture into meatballs about 3/4 inch in diameter. Place meatballs in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 20 minutes.

  • Transfer meatballs to the slow cooker with the beer and ketchup and simmer for 3 hours; sauce will thicken.

Nutrition Facts

405.1 calories; protein 16.5g 33% DV; carbohydrates 29.6g 10% DV; fat 22.9g 35% DV; cholesterol 72.4mg 24% DV; sodium 1153.9mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2003
I used Sam Adams beer for these meatballs. I baked them then cooked the recipe in a crockpot for three hours. Great aroma and super taste. I used them for meatball heros. Dyn-O-mite. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2003
We didn't enjoy these at all--they left a horrible smell and a horrible taste. Read More
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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2003
I used Sam Adams beer for these meatballs. I baked them then cooked the recipe in a crockpot for three hours. Great aroma and super taste. I used them for meatball heros. Dyn-O-mite. Read More
(106)
Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2003
We didn't enjoy these at all--they left a horrible smell and a horrible taste. Read More
(98)
Rating: 2 stars
10/27/2003
I was disappointed with this recipe. I thought it would be perfect for all the beer lovers in the family but it was NOT a big hit. We threw the leftovers out which is a bummer after making the meatballs from scratch. The meatballs are good the sauce is not. Did not smell good cooking at all. You're better off making the meatballs and just using a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
This recipe is wonderful and very easy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2008
Beer and Ketchup. Hummm....I have played around with this recipe a few times. As written I don't like it. Onion and garlic make great meatballs but if you change the chopped oinion to minced onion and change the garlic powder to minced garlic you have a very tasty meatball. The sauce is watery and kinda smells bad. This could be the basis for a good recipe but as written not so good. Read More
(23)
Rating: 2 stars
02/19/2008
I used my own meatball recipe because what this recipe called for was extremely bland. I found the ketchup and beer sauce to be much too sweet to the point where it was inedible. While cooking it produced a disgusting smell that made me nauseous. All these things combined I simply could not enjoy the sauce and ended up eating the meatballs separately. I would not recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
This is a wonderful and easy recipe and I make it frequently. My mom (who likes spicy food) uses the hot ketchup instead of regular. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2010
Excellent recipe my husband loved these meat balls. I did add an egg to the recipe to hold the meat together. Worked well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Very good used it for superbowl. The kids weren't too crazy about them. Read More
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