Zesty Beer Meatballs

Zesty Beer Meatballs

3 lbs. lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onions, divided
1/2 cup fine dry seasoned bread crumbs
3 eggs
1 can (12 ounces) of beer
1 (6 oz) can spicy V-8 juice or use regular V-8
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 large bottle (14 to 16 ounces) ketchup
1 tsp. horseradish
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Combine ground beef, 1/2 cup onions, seasoned bread crumbs, and eggs. Make the mixture into small meatballs. Cook meatballs in a large skillet, turning to brown all sides, or bake in the oven until browned, about 30 minutes at 375°. Drain meatballs and discard fat. In saucepan combine remaining ingredients. Simmer for 15 minutes. Put meatballs and sauce into slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 6 hours. Gently stir the meatballs occasionally. To make them more saucy, add a little more ketchup and V-8, along with seasonings, to taste. Makes about 6 dozen meatballs.