Sweet and sour meatballs that will be a hit at any party.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 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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  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, mix barbecue sauce and pineapple preserves together.

  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine meat, breadcrumbs, eggs, onions, salt, and parsley. Mix well and form into bite-size balls. Arrange the balls in a single layer in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour the barbecue sauce mixture evenly over the meatballs.

  • Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until the meat is cooked.

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; protein 14.5g 29% DV; carbohydrates 43.2g 14% DV; fat 7.6g 12% DV; cholesterol 65.1mg 22% DV; sodium 598.6mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (60)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2003
Very easy and a big hit at the party. Browned the meatballs in a skillet then dumped them and the sauce in a crockpot. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/20/2009
They came out like hard little sweet balls of tuff meat. I followed the recipe exactly. Read More
(17)
84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2003
Very easy and a big hit at the party. Browned the meatballs in a skillet then dumped them and the sauce in a crockpot. Read More
(71)
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2005
Made these for New Years Eve gathering. Used frozen pre-cooked "homestyle" meatballs and a 2-1 ratio combo of KC Masterpiece and Hawaiian Sweet & Sour Sauce plus the preserves (Apricot-Pineapple was all I could find) specified in the recipe. Was very much complimented by all so will make again, thanks! Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2003
These were good but on the second batch I decided to throw in a generous amount of garlic salt and worcestershire sauce.What a difference it made! I also didn't have pineapple preserves so I substituted diced pineapples.Tasty but I am still looking for an amazing recipe for cocktail meatballs! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2007
These were a huge hit at my birthday gathering! Not one of the quadrupled recipe was left. I followed almost as directed but pineapple preserves are expensive in my parts. So I added just a small amount of brown sugar & about a tsp. of pineapple juice to make up for some more sweet. This is definately a keeper. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2010
Other than using seasoned bread crumbs I used the recipe as-is. I would however not suggest cooking the meatballs with the sauce as my was on the verge burning after 20 minutes. I removed the meatballs from the oven and what sauce I could salvage and put them into the slow cooker. Next time I will cook the meatballs and warm the sauce on the stove top where I can control the temperature better. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2006
I've never been much of a fan of sweet & sour meatballs but wow these are delicious. Instead of the pineapple preserves I mixed KC Masterpiece with a bottle of sweet & sour sauce. Read More
(25)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2006
These were pretty yummy. I made them and cooked them in the oven for 25 minutes on cookie sheets. Then I added them to a slow cooker with the preserves and bbq sauce on low for 2 hours. They turned out great. Next time I might add about 3/4ths of a cup of water so the sauce isn't so thick. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
I found this recipe about 2 years ago and have made them many times since. I get a lot of requests for these! I use my own meatloaf recipe and bake the meatballs in the oven then put the sauce over them in the slow cooker. I have never found pineapple preserves but usually use the pineapple topping meant for ice cream topping. Last time I used apricot-pineapple preserves and that seemed especially good. Thanks for the recipe Lois!! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
Fabulous! I think this would work better in a slow cooker but otherwise the glaze itself is addictive. I used pineapple preserves and Baby Ray's. It's my nature to tweak recipes but I left this one alone except for the cooking method and we loved it. Thanks!:o) Read More
(21)
Rating: 2 stars
01/20/2009
They came out like hard little sweet balls of tuff meat. I followed the recipe exactly. Read More
(17)
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