Ruth's Beer Marinated Meatballs

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by little_wing

Got this recipe from a coworkerThese are so easy to make and everyone (especially men!) love them. They never last. You can make in crockpot or on the stove. Edited to add: Just wanted to mention that these are intended as an appetizer. I should have noted that originally. As a main dish, you probably would need to significantly reduce the sweetness. Also, the darker the beer, the more impact it will have on the flavor.

Top Review by NurseJaney

Was invited to dinner at 3 PM and not much in the pantry to "take along". This turned out well -- used about 20 meatballs, enough to cover the bottom of the crock-pot, and about 4/4 of of the jar of chili sauce. Left out the sugar, as noted by another reviewer. Cooked on low for about 1 1/2 hours - and they actually had a tad zippy taste -- may vary with the type of beer. Thanks for posting -- I will keep this handy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine chili sauce, beer, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce until well blended.
  2. Add meatballs and stir until well coated.
  3. Cook over low heat until heated through, about 1 hour.

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