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Betty’s Party Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

In this video, Betty makes her wonderful Party Cocktail Meatballs. These are little meatballs that are covered with a tangy sauce, and placed in a slow cooker until ready to serve with crackers. They’re great for game day! Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef 2 1/2 tablespoons fine, dry bread crumbs 1 egg, well beaten 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup onion, finely chopped 1 cup green pepper, finely chopped 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 10 3/4 oz. can tomato soup 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 1 tablespoon white vinegar In a large bowl, mix 1 pound ground beef, 2 1/2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs, 1 well-beaten egg, and 1 teaspoon salt. Shape into approximately 48 small meatballs. Place on a broiler pan (or a shallow baking pan), and broil at 400 degrees until well-browned, turning once. Remove from the oven, and drain off any excess fat. In a medium skillet, cook 1 cup chopped green onion and 1 cup chopped green pepper in 2 tablespoons melted butter, until tender. Stir in a 10 3/4 oz. can of tomato soup, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon prepared mustard, and 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Place cooked meatballs in a slow cooker and pour sauce over them. Stir to coat the meatballs with the sauce mixture. Cook on High for about 2 hours, in order to blend the flavors. (If you prefer, you may bake the meatballs in sauce in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or cook them in a saucepan on the stove over low heat
Video Rating: 4 / 5

25 Responses to “Betty’s Party Cocktail Meatballs Recipe”

  • ozzyslasher1970:

    also as an added touch ( my idea.) take a lofe of italian bread. cut it in to thick slices put some butter garlick powder and oragino and baisel on it and broil them till th edges aer just turning brown you will have a great garlick bread slice to dunk in to the soup that complaments it perfictly

  • bettyskitchen:

    @ozzyslasher1970 Sounds great! Thanks!
    –Betty 🙂

  • ozzyslasher1970:

    hi betty here is the rasapie 1 pack frozen meat balls..1 pack frozen mixed veggies.. 2 cans beef broth.. 1 can italian tomatos or add spices to reg toms..1 1/2 cups water 1/2 to 1 cup small pasta combine all ingredints in to large saucepan brin to a boil thren set to simmer for 8 to 10 mins. and presto an awsom soup to worm your feet on a cold day.

  • bettyskitchen:

    @ozzyslasher1970 I would love to see the recipe! I am pretty busy right now with fall items and Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, so I can’t promise that I will get to it soon!
    –Betty 🙂

  • ozzyslasher1970:

    hay betty its me ozzyslasher again my mom gave me a rasipie for italian meat ball soup simple to make and cooks in 30 mins.any one wishing to get this resipie just drop me a line and i will give i to you. i work in a kitchen doing some prep work and most ly dishes.i’m trying to refine my natural skills. as cooking just comes to me.

  • skipsister:

    Thanks so much Betty that’s lovely of you!!! I appreciate your help and look forward to your other recipes! Julia

  • bettyskitchen:

    @skipsister You can certainly make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze them. They will be better at your party if you just thaw them and put them in a pot over low heat and get them warm before you serve them.
    –Betty 🙂

  • skipsister:

    Hi Betty! Thanks for this! I was wondering, I have a party coming up – can I premake the meatballs, freeze them, and then would they be ok eaten cold at a party? Thanks!

  • ohpineapples:

    Hi Betty ; ) That looks like it would be great with a small or medium can of small chunks of pineapples in them. ; )))

  • Brookdale66:

    Betty, you are awesome!!

    When are you going to get your own show on Food Network?
    (I loved your 40th Anniversary video..thank you for sharing).

  • Foodaholics101:

    hrm…would this just be easier if I put it in a low oven after mixing with the sauce?

  • WisdomVendor:

    With a gas stove it’s a little more tricky.
    Use the wire rack to raise the pot by about an inch above where it would normally sit.
    Use about 3-4 layers of heavy aluminum foil to wrap the bottom of your pot, this will convey the heat from the eye on it’s lowest setting without exposure to the high temperature of the flame. Keep a look out on the condition of the bottom layer of foil, you may need to raise the pot a bit.

  • Foodaholics101:

    I have a gas stove. How would I do it then?

  • WisdomVendor:

    @Foodaholics101
    if you have an electric stove and a wire rack, on a low setting with the rack between the element and the pot will work very well to keep them hot without burning the sauce and meatballs at the bottom of the pot.

  • WisdomVendor:

    a friend just gave me 2 lbs ground deer meat, now I know what I’m going to make with it. Looks great!!!!

  • ghudasil:

    I tried your receipe yesterday without the sauce. I added some cunked onion and a bit mustard before rolling the meatballs.
    They were sooooo fine!

    tip: if you don’t have bread crumb you can use toast, imbuse it with water and then wring it out. In my opinion the effect is much better then with bread crumb

  • Foodaholics101:

    Wow…those look great! I don’t have a crockpot. How would I cook them?

  • kevn123xxx:

    @bettyskitchen thank you for always answering my question 😀

  • bettyskitchen:

    The meatballs are very good on their own. They should be good in spaghetti sauce, etc. And, if you like them with rice, just flavor the rice in a way that you like, and they will be great!
    –Betty 🙂

  • chocolate12u:

    I’m going to try these because they look so good.

  • kevn123xxx:

    are the meatballs good with rice?

  • booblespatpat:

    Lovely recipe, will definitely give it a go. Thanks Betty!

  • notnormalbuzz:

    has betty been sponsored ? hehe YAY if she has. love this betty 🙂 looking fabulous.

  • qualqui:

    Ymmm…them meatballs look scrumptious,….when ya showed them flatbread crackers, for a sec i thought meatballs and graham crackers,…lol….graham crackers are great only with milk! 5* for ya Betty and enjoyin’ every vid ya all make! = )

  • appleton2007:

    These look great, thanks for posting. I think I’ll try out this sauce for our Superbowl get together. We like to serve small cocktail meatballs with toasted pistolettes. C’est si bon! Oh and Geaux Saints!! 😀

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