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Easy Meatballs Recipe
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Easy Meatballs Recipe

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Just three ingredients are needed for this speedy appetizer from Christine Smoot of Childress, Texas. “These meatballs are so different from all the others…you will never carry any leftovers home,” she assures. “I catered my daughter’s wedding and served them as appetizers.” TIP: “You can also serve over rice for a main dish,” Christine suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup sweet-and-sour sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball equals 60 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place the meatballs in a 3-qt. microwave-safe dish; cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the sauces; cover and heat on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Pour over meatballs; cover and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Easy Meatballs in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p13

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball equals 60 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

These look absolutely delicious, I can't wait to try them!

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

Very easy, very tasty. I doubled the recipe and used frozen meatballs; I mixed the sauces together in a crockpot, stirred in the meatballs and then heated them through while I worked on other appetizers for our New Year's Eve party. Our guests gave this recipe two thumbs up. This recipe is a keeper!!

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Reviewed May. 7, 2012

I've made these countless times. Always a hit.

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

EXCELLENT!!!! This sauce is soooo good I've used it for many other meats and it's always a crowd pleaser!!!

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

Super easy and quick. I used the 1/2 oz. frozen meatballs from Gordon's Foods

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