BARBECUED COCKTAIL MEATBALLS

Ingredients:

* 2 lbs. lean ground beef
* 1 1/3 C ketchup, divided
* 3 T seasoned dry bread crumbs
* 1 egg, slightly beaten
* 2 T dried onion flakes
* 3/4 t garlic salt
* 1/2 t black pepper
* 1 C packed brown sugar
* 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
* 1/4 C reduced-sodium soy sauce
* 1/4 C cider vinegar
* 1 1/2 t hot pepper sauce

Instruction:

barbecue cocktail meatballsPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ground beef, 1/3 cup ketchup, bread crumbs, egg onion flakes, garlic sale, and black pepper in medium bowl.

Mix lightly but thoroughly; shape into 1-inch meatballs. Place meatballs in two 15 x 10″ jelly-roll pans or shallow roasting pans. Bake 18 minutes or until browned.

Transfer meatballs to slow cooker. (YOU CAN SKIP THIS WHOLE PARAGRAPH IF YOU BUY THE FROZEN MEATBALLS FROM SAM’S WHOLESALE CLUB – THEY’RE WONDERFUL! :)

Mix remaining 1 cup ketchup, sugar, tomato paste, soy sauce, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce in medium bowl. Pour over meatballs.

Cover and cook on LOW 4 hours.

Serve with cocktail picks.

Makes about 4 dozen meatballs.