Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I needed to use a pound of ground beef I had in the fridge and decided to make some cocktail meatballs using what I had in the fridge. These turned out great! Tangy meatballs with horseradish and sweet barbecue sauce!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first eleven ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Definitely use your hands!
  3. Roll small pieces of hamburger mixture into small balls about the diameter of quarters.
  4. Place on a large baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  5. Drain any grease that may have formed and place meatballs in a crock pot.
  6. Cover with the barbecue sauce and cook on low heat for approximately one hour.


Most Helpful

5 star all the way - I had these instead of my regular Sat. night hamburger and they are GOOD.The only changes I made were: I used lean minced beef mixed half & half with Buffalo, cut the crumbs to 1/2 cup and cut the liquid smoke back to 1/2 tsp and may cut that back a bit more next time. These would be great as patties too for burgers simmered in the BBQ sauce in a fry pan Thanks DeniseH

Bergy November 24, 2002

Excellent meatball recipe. These were quite easy to make, and the sauce left them with a nice glaze. I used them to make meatball sandwiches...very good. Next time I'm gonna add more tabasco, and make a pinch or two of cayenne to give that sweet-hot flavor. Thanks for posting this recipe Denise.

Mark H. March 30, 2003

I minced the onions instead of chopping, and they still didn't soften - so we had meatballs with somewhat crunchy onions. Maybe next time I'll use onion powder. I needed to turn the Crock Pot to high; after nearly an hour the meatballs were only warm. The taste was good, but the Liquid Smoke was strong (and, as suggested, I reduced it). Might tweak this one and try it again.

vrvrvr September 02, 2003

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