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Appetizer Meatballs Recipe

Appetizer Meatballs Recipe

"I made changes to a barbecue sauce recipe to meet my family's taste," writes Cheryl Crowson, Sundance, Wyoming. "When we needed a quick appetizer for a get-together, I tried the sauce over prepared meatballs, and everyone enjoyed it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:72 servings


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash garlic powder
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first nine ingredients Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, thaw meatballs in microwave according to package directions. Stir into sauce; heat through. Yield: about 6 dozen.

Reviews for Appetizer Meatballs

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abreendre 253753
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2016

"These were easy and tasty. I loved that I could take them to a summer cookout and never have to turn on the oven.. A great find for Labor Day and the transition from summer to Fall."

Inessa1103 240814
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"Love the sauce, you can use it with any kind of meat! Made meatball from scratch and both times ( chicken of pork) the they tasted delicious!"

casitia 60063
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"These meatballs are a welcome change to the usual grape jelly and chill sauce recipe. I made these for Christmas Eve appetizers and even my picky grandsons indulged !"

hhunter012 57372
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"Delicious we make them for all of our party's and there are never leftovers!"

katlaydee3 144389
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"I did not really care for these at all, the sauce tasted somewhat off to me."

FLZephyr 60061
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"We made a huge batch of these for a house dedication service. Everyone loved them! They have a great balance of spice and sweet. Best of all they are super simple to make!"

mrosullivan 153537
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"This was a New Years Eve party hit!"

jammin 143071
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2010

"I made my own meatballs, but the sauce was a great hit with all. I have been asked to make it for parties."

lindipally 65795
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"Fabulous and so tasty! Made these for a christening and many asked for the recipe! This recipe is a winner!"

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