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Sweet ‘n’ Saucy Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.


4-6 servings

Updated: Jan. 29, 2022
I got the recipe for these meatballs from one of my husband's parishioners, and I have modified it over the years. I usually double it to accommodate our big family of eight.—Kim Brandt, Lovell, Wyoming


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. In a large bowl, combine egg and oats. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
  2. Place in a lightly greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Combine water, ketchup and sugar; pour over meatballs. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 334 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 637mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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