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Cocktail Meatballs in Garlic Butter Sauce
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Cocktail Meatballs in Garlic Butter Sauce

Serve these tender Cocktail Meatballs in Garlic Butter Sauce for an easy to prepare party appetizer that is sure to be a hit! Your guests won't be able to get enough of this luxurious sauce for meatballs!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 501kcal



  • 1 pound ground beef (80/20 beef ideally)
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth



  • Gently crumble the ground beef into small piece and add to large bowl.
  • Add remaining meatball ingredients and gently combine everything together.
  • Grab ~2 tablespoons (smaller than a golf ball) of the meatball mixture and use your hands to roll into a ball and place on baking sheet
  • Place into oven preheated to 400 degrees for 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Though the time will vary depending on the size of the meatball.


  • While the meatballs are baking melt butter in a saucepan and saute garlic for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in flour and cook for an additional two minutes to cook out the flour taste, stirring continually.
  • Finally, add chicken broth and bring to gentle boil.
  • Cook until the sauce thickens to the consistency of gravy.
  • Add meatballs to the sauce and keep warm in slow cooker as needed.


Italian breadcrumbs can be substituted, just cut back the herbs used slightly to compensate.
Do you know what goes with cocktail meatballs? My Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels would be a perfect addition to your party spread!


Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 1201mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 4mg