Zesty and Tangy Meatballs

Teressa Drenth


These have been a staple at all three of my children's graduation open houses and any family get-together. My kids have even been known to ask for them as a main course at dinner time!

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Easy and delicious, that is the type of party food I like. The sauce is indeed zesty and tangy, but a bit sweet too. I loved the bold flavors in this appetizing dish. These would be great for a tailgate, game night, or can be fancy enough to serve at a holiday party. Easy, easy, easy! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
3 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


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  • 5-6 lb
    frozen meatballs

  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    orange marmalade
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    mustard, spicy brown
  • 2 Tbsp
    steak seasoning
  • 1/2 c
    onion flakes, dehydrated
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce

How to Make Zesty and Tangy Meatballs


  1. Combine sauce ingredients and pour over meatballs in 5qt or larger Crock Pot.
  2. Cover and set Crock Pot on HIGH for 3 hours, stirring 2-3 times during cook time.

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About Zesty and Tangy Meatballs

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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