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Sweet Barbecue Meatballs Recipe

Sweet Barbecue Meatballs Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.