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“These meatballs quickly will become a requested item at all of your parties! The unusual addition of gingersnaps gives a great zippy flavor. My mom has used this recipe for nearly 20 years, and it's always a hit! Served with rice and a veggie you have a complete meal!”
1hr 25mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs hamburger
  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 slices stale bread
  • 1 (12 ounce) can tomatoes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 14 cup vinegar
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 10 gingersnap cookies (I know, this sounds like an odd ingredient, but it not only adds a great flavor, but it acts as the)


  1. FOR MEATBALLS: Mix first 6 ingredients together by squishing through you r hands. When thoughourghly mixed,dampen bread slightly and wring out, add bread to the mixture. Make small meatballs and place on jelly roll pan. Bake 350 for 20 minutes or until done.
  2. While meatballs are cooking, start sauce. FOR SAUCE: Puree all sauce ingredients in blender (yes, including cookies), and pour into sacuepan. Cook just until sauce boils, being careful not to scorch.
  3. When mixture thickens, pour over meatballs.
  4. Great served over rice, and you can even add a can of pineapple chunks to the sauce, too!
  5. SHORTCUT: I buy the frozen meatballs @ Costco, and puree sauce and pour directly over meatballs into crock pot to cook. If given a couple of hours, frozen meatball will thaw and cook, and sauce will thicken nicely.
  6. A triple or quaduple batch will make a 6 qt crockpot full. I take these to many get togethers.

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