Rating: 3.82 stars
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

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

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen meatballs
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts

24 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 0.7g; fat 1.7g; cholesterol 4.9mg; sodium 57.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (27)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2003
I made this recipe for a charity cook-off for our office. It won the prize for the best dish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/01/2004
It took about an hour to roll all the balls, and put it all together-- the recipe did not turn out anything like what I had imagined. The meatballs are bland, the sauce has no particular taste-- I made them in advnace planning to serve them as an appetizer at Christmas- i'm not sure i'll even put them out. I would NOT suggest this recipe to anyone... very dissapointing! Read More
(53)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
02/01/2004
It took about an hour to roll all the balls, and put it all together-- the recipe did not turn out anything like what I had imagined. The meatballs are bland, the sauce has no particular taste-- I made them in advnace planning to serve them as an appetizer at Christmas- i'm not sure i'll even put them out. I would NOT suggest this recipe to anyone... very dissapointing! Read More
(53)
Rating: 2 stars
08/06/2007
I'm sorry but I just made these for a taste test for a bridal shower I will be hosting soon and they are so bland...I added salt & peper & extra garlic and they were tasteless...they were moist though...I guess the search is still on... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2003
I made this recipe for a charity cook-off for our office. It won the prize for the best dish! Read More
(24)
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Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2004
This was an okay recipe but nothing to jump for. The meat was soggy and hard to form and quite flavorless. You could MAKE this good by altering it a lot- less milk more flavor in the actual meat etc. It was refreshing to find a meatball recipe that didn't need to be fried. And where it said to stir STIR?? I don't think that was possible... you'd just break them apart! Overall I guess I'd say try another recipe first!: ) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2007
Made these for a party and everyone loved them! Thanks for a great recipe! 8-) Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2006
Made this for Christmas eve and received 2 thumbs up from my 11 year old grandson. I'm not sure what size meatballs others came up with but I used a pound of hamburger and made small ones (a little larger than quarter size) and it only made 36 meatballs. Since the recipe called for 1/2 lb and it was suppose to make 36 meatballs I was expecting the pound of hamburger to make more. I was very surprised when it made 36. Next time I will use 2 lbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2009
This recipe took 45 minutes start to finish. I doubled the recipe and only came up with 27 meatballs. That made me think mine were bigger than the original so I upped the cooking time to 30 minutes. They came out great. This has a nice flavor. I didn't even marinate them just made the sauce and poured straight on top. I served mine by spooning the meatballs into bowls and pouring a little sauce on top. That way you could roll the meatball around in the juice and give it really great flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2005
Made these meatballs for my christmas party and everybody LOVED them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2006
Very yummy and easy to make but make sure you use lean or extra lean ground beef. Read More
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