Sauerkraut Meatball Appetizers

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

My friend Mary, a diehard Packer fan, shared this recipe. It's perfect for tailgate parties, potlucks, or family gatherings. You won't recognize the saurkraut at all. It has a wonderful sweet/sour chunky sauce with just a little kick to it. There are never any leftovers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix first four ingredients and shape into 1 inch meatballs.
  2. Place meatballs in a 9 X 13 baking pan.
  3. Pour remaining ingredients in a sauce pan.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Pour sauce over meatballs and bake at 350 F for 1 hour.
  6. Test one meatball (I know this is hard- LOL) to make sure it's done.


Most Helpful

This is crazy-good! Packers fans everywhere will tailgate with this recipe. I have been wanting to try this recipe for some time, and was attracted to it because my hubby is from Green Bay and loves the Pack. These were fantastic meatballs. One thing I might try next time, is to use Pace Picante (medium) instead of the Heinz Chili Sauce. We like just a little more fire in west Texas! There was nary a meatball left in the dish at our house. Thanks, PanNan, for a fantastic appy recipe! I'll make this during football season --OFTEN!

pamela t. May 28, 2009

Honestly, this wasn't my favorite, but my guests just raved about it and my kids love it. It made the house smell fantastic in preparation for my holiday party. I did put it in the crock pot rather than doing it in the oven and they turned out wonderful.

SSellars December 20, 2008

I wish I could give you more than 5 stars for this one! I absolutely loved it! The sweet and sour taste this recipe has is so pleasant. It was a big hit at my party. I must say thought that my German DH was a bit skeptical about this because of the interesting use of sauerkraut, but this recipe definitely made a believer out of him that sauerkraut has other uses :). Thank you for this recipe!

Jentry November 09, 2008

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