BBQ Glazed Homemade Meatballs

BBQ Glazed Homemade Meatballs

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"Homemade meatballs made from beef, onion, oatmeal, evaporated milk, and egg, and glazed with a homemade barbecue sauce made with ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, and liquid smoke. Best meatballs I ever tasted. Everyone asks for this recipe."

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 259 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 259 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 484 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix beef, egg, oats, evaporated milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, and 1/2 cup onion. Form into 1 1/2 inch balls and arrange in a single layer in the baking dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix ketchup, garlic, sugar, 1/4 cup onion, and liquid smoke. Pour evenly over the meatballs.
  4. Bake uncovered 1 hour in the preheated oven, until the minimum internal temperature of a meatball reaches 160 degrees F (72 degrees C).
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These meatballs were great and everyone in the house loved them -- especially the 12yo, who said they were awesome. For the sauce, I did cut the brown sugar in the glaze in half as recommended by others, and it could have been reduced even more. With half the recommended amount of brown sugar, the sauce is still very sweet, maybe too sweet. I'd recommend starting with about a quarter of the recipe amount of brown sugar and working your way up from that. (Another idea is to make the meatballs without the glaze and use your favorite BBQ sauce instead.) As for quantity of sauce, you really don't need to smother the meatballs, so I don't think doubling the sauce is really necessary. For the meatballs themselves, I substituted 2% milk for the evaporated milk to lower fat grams, and it was fine. I used regular Old-Fashioned Oats rather than quick cooking, and the oats cooked up just fine.

Lynndog (,)(,)

We really enjoyed these meat balls ...added a little garlic to bring them to the dinner table ........really, really great !!One suggestion for anybody that has never made meat balls before..every third meat ball you make wet you hands.


I actually cooked these in the slow cooker on low for about 6 hours. I added an entire bottle of bbq sauce also. They were very good and easy to make.