Sweet and Tangy Meatballs

This recipe for Sweet and Tangy Meatballs is courtesy of my friend Jenny V who brought this to several parties and made my taste buds fall in love!!!

This is not only a great party food, but you can partner it with some rice or mashed potatoes and make a complete meal of it.


1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar

3/4 cup Vinegar

3/4 cup BBQ Sauce

3 tsp. Dijon Mustard

3 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

1 Bag Frozen Meatballs

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients, except meatballs in a saucepan to heat up and dissolve sugar. Meanwhile, place meatballs in a 13×9 inch baking dish. When sugar is dissolved, pour heated sauce over the meatballs and cover the baking dish with foil. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until heated through. Serve right away, or put it in your crock pot on low til the party starts!

***If I think about it early enough in the day, I make the sauce and then throw it all in the crock pot instead of baking them.  I cook it on low for several hours and dinner is ready when I am!***


(This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in November of 2009)


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  1. yum!!! Sounds tasty. Wednesdays are What's Cookin' Wednesday on our blog too. There's a couple posted today. acraftyclan.blogspot.com

  2. Matt and Ashlee says:

    Stephanie!! This is a keeper!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. There is a bag of meatballs in my freezer just begging me to try out this recipe!!! Thanks!

  4. I hope you don't mind, but I blogged your recipe. It is just SO fantastic! I've probably made it about 30 times since November, my family just loves it!

  5. I think this recipe is a keeper! So easy and sounds delish! Will try!

  6. I'm making this tomorrow. Do you thaw your meatballs first?

  7. my stomach is GROWLING! Jason and I loved this recipe, I was planning on burritos tonight, but I might have to do these instead! YUM!

  8. Made these for an office potluck and they were a huge hit! I’ll be saving this recipe and making them again time and time again.

  9. These sound great! What brand of bbq sauce do you prefer? I usually use Sweet Baby Ray’s, but think it may be too sweet for these. Thanks for posting :-)