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Barbecue Meatballs recipe

BBQ Meatballs

Course any meal, Appetizer
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword beef, meatballs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 518kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • 1 and ½ pounds ground beef
  • ½ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 3 Tablespoons green onion minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • BBQ Sauce


  • 1 and ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  • Combine all ingredients for meatballs except 1 c flour and 1/2 c canola oil. Form meat mixture into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Chill in freezer 10 to 20 minutes. Heat a large sauce pan to med-hi. Add canola oil. Remove meatballs from freezer and dredge in flour. Cook meatballs in oil, browning on all sides. Remove and place on a cookie sheet or pan with sides.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sauce ingredients and pour over meatballs. Bake at 350 degrees 30 to 40 minutes until center is no longer pink. Serve immediately.


Additional cooking method. Cook in the slow cooker on high 2 to 3 hours. Cook time will depend on the size of your meatballs.Recipe from Paula @CallMePMc.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission that includes copying the ingredient list or entire recipe and posting in the comments on Pinterest. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you, Paula


Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg