Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BBQ Meatballs {that taste like candy- sorta}

It's been awhile since I shared a crappy photo of delicious food so I figured this is perfect timing to share a new recipe! I'm not really sure if it's possible to make a picture of meatballs look appetizing, but I am sure that I didn't nail it if so ;)

I first tried these meatballs at a Halloween party years ago and I immediately asked for the recipe from our friend, Lindsay. I'm not really into meals like meatloaf and meatballs where the meat is the main focus, but this homemade sauce is to die for! Seriously, these are irresistible! These are great served as the main course meal, make them mini sized and throw them in a crock pot to keep warm during a party, etc. The possibilities are endless but trust me, you WILL want to eat these all the time and share them with all your friends!

BBQ Meatballs
1 1/2 pound Ground beef
1 Egg
1 cup Quick Oats
6 1/2 ounces Evaporated Milk  (I just use a small 5 oz can and it works great!)
1/2 Chopped Onion
1 tsp Salt (I don't add the salt)
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder (I usually mince half a garlic clove instead)
1 tbsp Chili Powder

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Roll into balls and place in a 9x13 pan.

The Sauce
1 cup Ketchup
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Minced Garlic
1/4 cup Chopped Onion
1 tbsp Liquid Smoke Flavoring

Mix together then spoon on top of meatballs. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, or until meat is cooked through. Enjoy!!
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P!nky said...

I love me some meatballs and BBQ. These sound delicious!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I love meatballs. I love BBQ. Sounds like the perfect match whether they taste like candy or not! :) I'm definitely giving these a try!!

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

Man this is almost exactly like my meatball recipe. So, so good!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

The sauce is where it is at! I make a meatloaf with a killer sauce, and without it it just would not be the same. These look delish, and you totally nailed the pic!

Brooke said...

My mouth is watering, it sounds amazing!! Going to have give this one a try soo soon!
Brooke|LookBrooke said...

Yum, those look great! Thanks for the recipe!
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Erin LFF said...

Sounds delish! We love meatballs in our house! :)

Pamela said...

oh my gracious YUM!

tina bumblebee said...

TOTALLY TRYING THIS WITH FAKE MEET they sound so good! And I loooove liquid smoke!

Jenn said...

ummm...YUM!!!! These sound delicious. I agree, it's really hard to make balls of meat look appetizing, but the description worked! :)

Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

Yummmoooooo!!! I wonder if this will work with turkey?

Elizabeth [Chasin' Mason] said...

These sound delicious!! Honestly, I want to make these tonight.
What is liquid smoke flavoring??? Where did you find that? I've never heard of it before!

Lauren said...

yum! I actually have some trader joe's meatballs in the freezer that I might cook up and make this sauce to go with them...delicious!

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