Slow-Cooker Bavarian Cocktail Meatballs

Take a tip from the hofbrau: beer is a great way to flavor meat, as in these ultra-easy appetizers using frozen meatballs.

  • prep time 5 min
  • total time 6 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 16

Ingredients

2
(1-lb.) pkg. (about 64) frozen cooked meatballs, thawed
1
medium onion, sliced
1/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
3
tablespoons beefy onion soup mix (from 2.2-oz. pkg.)
1
(12-oz.) can beer
  • 1 In 3 or 3 1/2-quart slow cooker, combine meatballs and onion. Sprinkle brown sugar and soup mix over beef and onion. Pour beer over top.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low setting for 5 to 6 hours.
  • 3 Just before serving, gently stir mixture to coat meatballs with sauce. Serve with toothpicks. Meatballs can be held on Low setting for up to 1 hour.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
    Calories
    185
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    60mg
    60%;
    Sodium
    450mg
    450%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    12g
    12%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    12g
    12%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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