Recipe by STEPH477
"These delicious meatballs get even better the next day my whole family loves them! The sauce is also great on ribs."
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dried Italian seasoning
ground black pepper
instant coffee granules
packed brown sugar
These were really good. I did make a couple of (I think) small changes. I did not have enough worcestershire (and thought 1/2 cup would have been too much, anyway), so I drained the bottle I had and ended up with about 2TBS. Also, I forgot the garlic. Otherwise pretty much as written. Served them with Farfalle (bowtie) pasta. The meatballs had a distinctive (and I mean that in a good way) flavor... warm without being overpoweringly spicy... with an excellent texture. Will definitely make again. Good for a potluck ... and I migh not even need to provide pasta ... the sauce is so good!
My family really did *not* like this recipe. Originally, I thought perhaps I had accidentally switched some of the measurements, since some of the flavours were overpowering to the point of being sickening. Perhaps it was the steak sauce brand that I used. The meatballs were okay (but I would reduce the amount of curry by at least half). My sister actually suggested rinsing the sauce off them.
We really wanted to like this recipe. We love when people combine common flavors in uncommon ways! But in our opinion the curry in the sauce was a terrible choice.
This was really yummy. My marine loved it as well , which deff make it a keeper! I added a 1/4 cup of bbq sauce and Franks Red Hot sauce to the sauce as well to give it sweetness with and extra kick! Thanks!
I'm sorry but, honestly, the sauce was absolutely disgusting. The reviewer who said it was strong to the point of being sickening wasn't joking. I managed to half salavage it by adding a can of diced tomatoes, a can of low-sodium beef broth, and some V8 veggie juice. Even then the flavor was still very strong, and there was no way I was going to eat it. Luckily, the meatballs I was using were just fairly bland ones that I made last week. I'm sure I would have ended up throwing it all out had I made the meatballs in the original recipe. Husband ate this begrudgingly.
This is a really great recipe! I toned a few things down a bit, based on previous reviews (I halved the curry, vinegar, and lemon juice) and the result was delicious! Separately and together, the two parts of the recipe have really worked out well for me.
My rating is only for the meatball part of the recipe not the sauce. I have my own homemade BBQ sauce which I use over and over again! I have never cooked meatballs in the oven before and had always been frusterated with meatballs that were dry after frying. These meatballs turned out moist and perfect!
Another Allrecipes winner. Meatballs cooked this way should be easily adapted for use with other sauces, too.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Australian BBQ Meatballs
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 176
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