Hi, Kelly! I don't know if this can be of any help, but I make sweet and sour meatballs as an entree for large events. The latest one had about 50 adults and I used 9 pounds of ground beef for medium-size meatballs (not large, not cocktail size either). Next time I will have to sit when I form the balls - my back really hurt afterwards from standing! Every single meatball was finished, to the last drop. Picturing 1 pound of meat in my head, I will venture to say that it will make about 25 cocktail size meatballs. Hope this is correct! Good luck!