Appetizer Meatballs

84 Servings 20-30 minutes

These meatballs are convenient to have on hand, in the freezer. Serve for snacks with dipping sauces. Add halved meatballs to potato, macaroni, three-bean and chef salads. They’re great for making grinder sandwiches, too.


  • 2 pounds ground pork, lean
  • 1 cup ice water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground 


  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Wish hands or wooden spoon mix pork, water, soy sauce and pepper thoroughly in large bowl.
  • Shape into ¾-inch balls (mixture will be fairly soft and balls will not be perfect). Arrange closely together in single layer on ungreased shallow baking pan, like a jelly-roll pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove from pan, and serve immediately with a dipping sauce, like your favorite salad dressings (Russian, Thousand Island, Ranch) or choose from the suggestions below. Use toothpicks to skewer meatballs to dip.
  • Or remove from pan, cool, cover and freeze or refrigerate. Serve cold or reheat.