Oven Meatballs


These meatballs are baked in a sweet sauce for a tasty weeknight dinner. My kids love them. Serve with rice or potatoes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
20 meatballs


  • cooking spray

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef


  • ¾ cup water

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder

  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish.

  2. Form beef into 20 meatballs. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs in the hot skillet until browned on all sides, about 15 minutes. Transfer meatballs to the prepared baking dish.

  3. Make sauce: Whisk together water, ketchup, sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch, vinegar, mustard powder, and salt in a bowl until sugar is dissolved and cornstarch is incorporated. Pour sauce over meatballs.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until sauce is thickened and meatballs are cooked through, 30 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a meatball should read at least 160 degrees F (72 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
22g Fat
28g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1237mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 395mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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