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Easy Beer and Ketchup Meatballs

KIMMYPOO

"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

3 h 40 m servings 405 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (6 to 8 servings)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place the beer and ketchup in a slow cooker on high setting and allow to simmer..
  3. 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.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 20 minutes.
  5. Transfer meatballs to the slow cooker with the beer and ketchup and simmer for 3 hours; sauce will thicken.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 405 calories; 22.9 g fat; 29.6 g carbohydrates; 16.5 g protein; 72 mg cholesterol; 1154 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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.

Most helpful critical review

We didn't enjoy these at all--they left a horrible smell and a horrible taste.

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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.

We didn't enjoy these at all--they left a horrible smell and a horrible taste.

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 ...

This recipe is wonderful and very easy!

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 o...

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 cookin...

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!!!

Excellent recipe, my husband loved these meat balls. I did add an egg to the recipe to hold the meat together. Worked well.

Very good, used it for superbowl. The kids weren't too crazy about them.