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Easy Meatballs Recipe

Easy Meatballs Recipe

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. YIELD:24 servings


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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Easy Meatballs

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"A really tasty snack dish that uses ingredients I usually have on hand!"

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

"Easy, delicious. Guests try one, say "Hey, these are great!" and I never have any leftovers!"

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

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

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!!"

Reviewed May. 7, 2012

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

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!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

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

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"Very good to be so easy. I fixed them as an easy addition to a party menu and had requests for the recipe. No one could believe they were so easy."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"I made these for a party and everyone loved them!"

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010

"Woohoo! Easy & delicious!

~ Theresa"

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Wine Pairings

Blush Wine

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