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Barbecued Meatballs Recipe

Barbecued Meatballs

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"Enjoy these meatballs in a wonderfully tangy sauce! Use your favorite flavor of barbecue sauce. When the meatballs are done, you can place them in a slow cooker/server to keep them warm."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 5 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, bread, onion, milk, salt and eggs. Shape into little meatballs, about 1 inch in size. Place the meatballs into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Pour barbecue sauce over the meatballs and bake for 35 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 21, 2003

I never thought to just add barbeque sauce to meatballs for a quick recipe. I was in a hurry the other night and used frozen pre-made meatballs and Kraft Hickory-Honey bbq sauce. It was a big hit with guests! Thanks for the idea!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 26, 2003

I made this recipe for my family. Unfortunately, we were disappointed because the meatballs did not taste "special". We felt like something was missing from the meatballs. In fact, my husband said that they tasted like meatloaf in honey barbeque sauce.

Aug 14, 2003

This is an old standard. It is super easy and not really much to it. Use a good quality barbecue sauce though.

Nov 15, 2003

I made half a recipe and added pasta sauce. Pretty good.

Dec 10, 2003

I halved the recipe, made the meatballs a little bigger, and served w/ a baked potato and some veggies as a main dish. YUMMY! It was easy to put together and the variations are endless with all the different varieties of bbq sauce that exist today. The leftovers kept well in the fridge and made for an easy dinner the next night, too!

Jan 18, 2007

I read some of the previous reviews and took some of their advice-- I used the equivalent Italian bread crumbs instead of the fresh bread crumbs and after baking the meatballs I cooked the meatballs and barbecue sauce in a crockpot for a few hours instead of putting them back in the oven. They made great barbecued meatball subs!

Apr 12, 2010

This recipe is a hit every time I make it. Everyone always enjoys it!! The recipe is great just the way it is. The only thing I did different was after baking the meatballs in the oven for 25mins I put them in a crock pot and than pour the BBQ sauce in and cook for 2 hrs on slow!! PERFECT.

Jan 31, 2005

Very impressed! I made these with the BBQ sauce from the Barbecued Beef recipe from this website (make double the quantity) and the meatballs go very well with the sauce. I added quarter of a teaspoon of chili powder and 1 tablespoon of ground cumin to the meatball recipe and they were great. It only took a tablespoon and a half of milk to hold the beef and bread crumbs mixture together. I served it over tagliatelli pasta.


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  • Calories
  • 554 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 144 mg
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 32.9 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 23.7 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 1390 mg
  • 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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