Easy Beer and Ketchup Meatballs

This is an easy and delicious appetizer. I have made these for potlucks, baby showers, and super bowl parties. They go fast!

Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings


1 (28 ounce) bottle ketchup
24 fluid ounces beer
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 onion, chopped

  • PREP

    40 mins

  • COOK

    3 hrs


    3 hrs 40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place the beer and ketchup in a slow cooker on high setting and allow to simmer..
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the ground beef, garlic powder and onion, mixing well. Form mixture into meatballs about 3/4 inch in diameter. Place meatballs in a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 20 minutes.
  5. Transfer meatballs to the slow cooker with the beer and ketchup and simmer for 3 hours; sauce will thicken.


Calories: 405 kcal
Carbohydrates: 29.6 g
Cholesterol: 72 mg
Fat: 22.9 g
Fiber: 0.6 g
Protein: 16.5 g
Sodium: 1154 mg