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Sweet Barbecue Meatballs Recipe
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Sweet Barbecue Meatballs Recipe

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The sweet, thick barbecue sauce clings to large tasty meatballs. This recipe is one of my favorites to take to potlucks or to serve as a meal after harvest. —Gwen Goss, Garden City, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 467 calories, 20 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 116 mg cholesterol, 866 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into 2-in. balls. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine ketchup, brown sugar, liquid smoke if desired and lemon juice; cook and stir until brown sugar is dissolved. Pour over meatballs. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Barbecued Meatballs in Country Pork 1996, p70

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 467 calories, 20 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 116 mg cholesterol, 866 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Reviews for Sweet Barbecue Meatballs

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Reviewed May. 3, 2014

I made a multiple batch using half ground pork and half ground beef, they are very moist and the sauce has great flavor.

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"I wish people would not comment and rate a recipe before they even try it. It brings down the ratings needlessly. Use your heads." Common sense dictates that we make the recipe and decide how good it is... lack of common sense is very common.

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

Made this with ground chuck instead of pork.... it was great!!!

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

these are wonderful. I prefer them without the smoke. also very good to add pineapple & green pepper chunks to the sauce mixture & serve over steamed white rice

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

These are wonderful. Full of flavor. I will be making these a lot. Thank you for the recipe.

I wish people would not comment and rate a recipe before they even try it. It brings down the ratings needlessly. Use your heads.

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