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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 each: 60 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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venky User ID: 6759401 260858
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2017

"Loved it!"

gunslinger User ID: 544392 214556
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

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

ms107 User ID: 606192 90600
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

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

skippyg12 User ID: 7105179 57701
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

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

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 90599
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!!"

amanda.eick14 User ID: 6615661 124802
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

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

kandiczichos User ID: 3195870 57700
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!!!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 146108
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

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

soxbabe User ID: 1672182 139088
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."

JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 56348
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

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

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 146104
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010

"Woohoo! easy & delicious!

~ Theresa"

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