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Grandma's Christmas Meatballs

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

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2 h 26 m servings 270
Original recipe yields 16 servings (40 meatballs)


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  1. Mix ground chuck, evaporated milk, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Form approximately 40 small meatballs and place on a baking sheet.
  2. Set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  3. Broil meatballs until just browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn meatballs over and continue broiling until browned on other side, about 2 minutes more.
  4. Transfer meatballs to a slow cooker.
  5. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, port wine, and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Pour over the meatballs in the slow cooker. Cook on High until meatballs are no longer pink in the middle and the sauce is thick, at least 1 hour.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you make your own fresh breadcrumbs, use 1 slice of bread.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 270 calories; 12.4 21.8 16.9 60 600 Full nutrition

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This was very delicious and hearty. The sauce was a bit sweet, so I might reduce the sugar next time. I transferred the meatballs into a covered casserole dish and put them in the oven at 375 ...