Barbecued Meatballs Recipe
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Barbecued Meatballs Recipe

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This is always a hit with guests— and with me, too, because it's simple and can be assembled ahead of time.—Mrs. Melvin Schnuelle, Manitowac, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:40 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 40 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) grape jelly

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. In a large skillet; brown meatballs in oil on all sides.
  2. Remove meatballs and drain. In the same skillet, combine chili sauce and jelly; cook and stir over medium heat until jelly has melted. Return meatballs to pan; heat through. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Barbecued Meatballs in Country Ground Beef 1993, p7

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Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"Just finished making a batch of these- my family taste tested them- wow! Great recipe. I made my own chili sauce- and used half ground turkey half ground beef (that is what I had in the house). I WILL make these again. SUPER GOOD"

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"I have made this recipe for an annual dinner our cemetery association supports. I doubled the ingredients, browning the meatballs in a large skillet, then putting them in a roaster/oven after they are browned. Then mix and heat up the jelly and chili sauce in the skillet as directed and pour the hot mixture over the meatballs. The roaster oven keeps them nice and warm for the dinner and there were no leftovers."

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"These are always good. The meatballs are excellent.....I usually bake them at 350 for about 20-25 minutes, make the sauce in a large saucepan and add the meatballs to simmer. Yummy!!!"

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"Always a hit at parties. In a pinch, I've used frozen meatballs. You can change the meatballs and use ground pork, too. A good and easy recipe to make a crowd pleaser."

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