Meatball Appetizers


Great for Christmas buffet table, open house, etc. Can be made ahead, frozen, and reheated as needed.

3 dozen meatballs


  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons dried bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

  • ½ pound lean ground beef

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • ½ clove crushed garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Combine the milk, dry bread crumbs, and chopped onion. Add meat. Mix well.

  2. Shape into 3 dozen small balls. Place in a shallow baking pan.

  3. Blend water, soy sauce, vegetable oil, sugar, garlic, and ginger. Pour over meatballs. Let stand 1 hour. Stir once or twice.

  4. Bake meatballs in sauce, uncovered, at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20-25 minutes. Serve hot in chafing dish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

24 Calories
2g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 22mg 0%

* 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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