The Best BBQ Meatball Recipe of All Time
Recipe type: Entree
  • 4-4.5 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup crushed saltine cracker crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar (or ½ cup brown sugar Splenda)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • Cheese (optional)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all meatball ingredients and mix well.
  2. Shape into balls the size of walnuts and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze until solid and store until ready to use.
  3. Combine all sauce ingredients. Place meatballs in a baking pan and spoon sauce over top.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese (optional) and bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted.
Remember, the sauce part of this recipe is for all of the meatballs, so if you're only making one pan full at a time, adjust the recipe accordingly. Have some picky eaters coming to dinner? Feel free to leave out the chopped onions.
Recipe by Triple Chocolate Kitchen at