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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.

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abreendre User ID: 1799143 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 User ID: 8190760 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 User ID: 5724376 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 User ID: 3430674 57372
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

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

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 144389
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

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

FLZephyr User ID: 728094 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 User ID: 7065729 153537
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"This was a New Years Eve party hit!"

jammin User ID: 3558751 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 User ID: 1270998 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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