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BBQ Sauce Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours


2 dozen

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
BBQ Sauce Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

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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