Barbecued Meatballs Recipe

meatballs in barbecue sauce
Barbecue Meatballs. Photo by Diana Rattray)
    2 hrs
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Try these delicious meatballs in homemade barbecue sauce, great for an appetizer or family dinner.

What You'll Need

  • Meatballs:
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup quick oatmeal
  • 1 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • .
  • Sauce:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • Dash liquid smoke, if desired

How to Make It

  1. Combine meatball ingredients and shape into 1-inch balls.
  2. Place in a single layer on cookie sheets lined with waxed paper. Freeze until solid; transfer to freezer bags until ready to cook.
  3. To cook, combine sauce ingredients; stir well.
  4. Place frozen meatballs in a 13- by 9-inch baking dish; pour sauce over them. Bake for about 1 hour at 350 F.

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