Sweet and Sour Meatballs

MEATBALLS
1 lb. ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon salt
1/2 cup waterchestnuts, finely chopped
1/8 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup oatmeal, blended
1/3 cup milk

  1. Mix all together. Make 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

SAUCE
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/8 teaspoon vinegar

  1. Combine in a medium saucepan. Dissolve sugar and mix until blended. Bring to a light boil for 20-30 minutes.
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BBQ Meatballs in the Crockpot

These are super-easy and fast to make, and there never seems to enough to go around. Anytime we have a party at our house, my husband’s friends are always making sure we’re serving these!

1 bag of frozen meatballs (we usually get the huge Costco size)
3 cups ketchup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp cooking sherry

  1. Set crockpot temperature on ‘low’ and dump in meatballs (as many as you would like – we do about 3/4 of the bag, or the entire bag, depending on how many people we’re serving.)
  2. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for sauce and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour over meatballs and stir altogether to make they are completely covered.
  4. Cook for 3 hours on ‘low’ (stirring occasionally) then put on ‘warm’ until you are ready to serve.

Source: Nancy Green