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Party Meatballs


  • Makes 8-12 dozen appetizers depending on size


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 2 C quick-cooking oats
  • 1 C onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 2 tsps chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 lbs 95% lean ground beef
  • 2 C ketchup
  • 1 1/2 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 C onion, finely chopped


In a large bowl, combine first eight ingredients. Mix well. Crumble beef into the mixture and mix until well-combined. Shape into 1-inch meatballs. Place them on greased 13x9x2-inch baking pans with sides.

Combine sauce ingredients and pour over meatballs. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink.

Cook’s note: If you like lots of sauce you may need to make another batch to ensure all meatballs are covered.

Makes 8-12 dozen appetizers depending on size.

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