Jj"s Beer Cocktail Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

Simple, fast, 4 ingredients, taste wonderful. I first had these at my friends wedding reception 40 years ago, and fell in love with them.


  1. Make your meatballs about quarter sized, and either fry or bake them draining grease well.
  2. In a deep saucepan or crock pot put in the sugar, ketchup, and add beer. Mix well until sugar is pretty well dissolved.
  3. Add in the cooked meatballs, and simmer with lid ajar on stovetop for 30-45 minute Or simmer in crockpot on low for 1-1 1/2 hours.
  4. Be sure to stir a couple of times.
  5. Sauce will thicken, and smells almost like sweet and sour sauce.
  6. My friends like them over spaghetti noodles, and mashed potatoes.
  7. These freeze well for future use.
Most Helpful

Delicious! I used frozen meatballs from market and used 2/3 cup xylitol instead of sugar. I will make it again.

alnkathy April 02, 2013

These are so easy to so, and I did a substitution with Splenda Baking mix so it was 1/3 & 1/2 sugar & Splenda.
The family wants me to do spare ribs in the same sauce!

MishkaKitty September 06, 2010