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Sweet Barbecue Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

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
Sweet Barbecue Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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.

Nutrition Facts

3 each: 467 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 866mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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