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BBQ Sauce Meatballs

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
    2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 meatball: 109 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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  • luvdecorating
    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.

  • braceletgirl
    Jan 1, 2013

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

  • eli05
    Dec 5, 2011

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

  • hotty143
    Nov 12, 2011

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

  • Wendoline
    Jan 3, 2011

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

  • jsouba
    Oct 11, 2010

    This recipe was amazingly delicious!!! Would also be good if a person didn't make meatballs but just put ground meat and mixed it all up. Would be excellent to eat like sloppy joes!!

  • twylight
    Oct 9, 2010

    This is a good recipe, though a little salty. My family liked it. I put the slow cooker on high for the first hour of cooking to increase the temperature faster, since I'm a little apprehensive about starting with raw ground meat in that appliance.