Cocktail Meatballs with Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce

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1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste


1.Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
2.In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, Parmesan cheese, parsley, egg, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
3.Shape the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter, and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4.Bake the meatballs for 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through and browned.
5.While the meatballs are baking, prepare the sweet and sour dipping sauce. In a small saucepan, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, white vinegar, pineapple juice, soy sauce, water, garlic powder, onion powder, ginger powder, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6.Once the meatballs are cooked, transfer them to a serving dish and pour the sweet and sour dipping sauce over them. Serve hot and enjoy!


A party favorite and a crowd-pleaser!

This recipe for Cocktail Meatballs with Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce is incredibly popular for gatherings, parties, and game night events. The combination of juicy meatballs and tangy dipping sauce is loved by both kids and adults alike. Whether it’s a casual get-together or a special occasion, these delicious meatballs are always a hit and disappear quickly from the serving platter.

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A tasty indulgence to be enjoyed in moderation.

While these cocktail meatballs are undeniably flavorful, they should be enjoyed as a treat and not as a part of a regular, healthy diet. The meatballs are made with ground meat, which provides a good source of protein, but they are also typically cooked in oil or butter and may contain added sugars and sodium through the use of various sauces and seasonings. It is advisable to consume them in moderation and balance them with other nutritious options when planning meals.

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