BBQ Sauce Meatballs Recipe
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BBQ Sauce Meatballs Recipe

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I whipped these up for my son’s first birthday so I could serve something savory alongside the cake and ice cream. They’re delicious! —Tara Reeder, Mason, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, cheese, bread crumbs and onion. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients; pour over meatballs. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until meat is no longer pink. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Barbecue Meatballs in Simple & Delicious August/September 2010, p19

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"They are delish!!! Takes a few min to assemble in the crockpot. I make this a day before a holiday n just heat them up when the guests arrive."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"I thought these were excellent. I made for Christmas Eve. Everyone loved them! Would def make again."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"Did it according to directions (except I used pre-cooked meatballs)"

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"I made these for a Holloween Party and they were a hit!!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"I made these twice over the holidays and they were such a hit... and SO easy!!!"

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