This is my great aunt Hazel's recipe. They are the absolute best meatballs ever. You MUST try them....

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
40 meatballs
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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 an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl. Add the onion, beef, milk, and salt; mix well. Sprinkle in the cracker crumbs and mix until evenly combined. Form the mixture into 40 meatballs and place into a 9x13 inch baking dish; set aside. Whisk the ketchup, mustard, vinegar, and sugar in a bowl; pour over the meatballs.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the meatballs are no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

417 calories; protein 23.8g; carbohydrates 45.2g; fat 15.9g; cholesterol 118.7mg; sodium 979.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2009
Fantastic recipe. The only changes I made were to cook the meatballs in the oven. I then drained the fat heated the sauce in a saucepan to melt sugar then put meatballs and sauce into a covered casserole dish and put back in the oven for 15 minutes. YUM!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2010
The meatballs were really good but the sauce had a little too much ketchup for me. I guess I won't be making it again though...the first thing my husband said was that it tasted like meatloaf (of which he is not a fan!). He ate it all but I could tell he would be ok with it if I didn't make it again. Oh well! Read More
(6)
279 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 182
  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2009
Fantastic recipe. The only changes I made were to cook the meatballs in the oven. I then drained the fat heated the sauce in a saucepan to melt sugar then put meatballs and sauce into a covered casserole dish and put back in the oven for 15 minutes. YUM!! Read More
(231)
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2009
First of all, I want to say that the sauce is GREAT. I hate running to the store to get that one ingredient you just don't keep on hand. Everything in this recipe is something almost everyone has. The only reason I subtracted one star is because cooking the meatballs in the sauce makes for a LOT of fat in the final recipe. Also, I made this recipe with 1/2 hamburger and 1/2 sausage. That was MY mistake, NOT the recipe's. The sausage flavor was too strong for this sauce so, if you are thinking of doing this.. you shouldn't. Overall, the recipe was a huge success. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2009
My kids really love them and they are so fast and easy. I love how the sauce is so simple, but so delicious. I highly reccomend this recipe for kids or people looking for a new meatball recipe! I followed the recipe as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
Very easy simple recipe. I added some oregano to the meatballs and waited until the meatballs had cooked for about 45 min. drained the fat out and then added the sauce. Delicious my wife has wanted me to make this twice now in two weeks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
These are easy & very tasty. I was rushed on time and didn't have an hour to bake. So I first gently seared the meatballs in a large pan moved them to a warmed dutch oven covered them in the sauce and cooked on medium-low for 15-20 minutes. Came out just delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
Phe-no-menal. Greatly pleases the husband. I've never been a huge fan of meatballs. I chose this recipe because it appeared to be lowfat but it tastes amazing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
Way too much ketchup. I tasted it before I poured it over the meatballs. I added extra brown sugar then worchestershire and sweet pickle juice to cut the ketchup taste. I also browned them first to cut down on the grease. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2011
This is a delicious snack between meals or frozen and used at a later time. We adjusted the quantity and found it just as great. We used 3/4 cups catsup and 3/4 cups bbq instead of 1 1/2 cups ketchup. Unfortunately they were so good that the last batch did not even make it to dinner. Everytime the kids would come into the kitchen; another little hand grabbed a few more meatballs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
So I follow this exactly and it is the best meatballs I've ever had and my family and friends loved it too. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2010
The meatballs were really good but the sauce had a little too much ketchup for me. I guess I won't be making it again though...the first thing my husband said was that it tasted like meatloaf (of which he is not a fan!). He ate it all but I could tell he would be ok with it if I didn't make it again. Oh well! Read More
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