(Closed) Please Share BBQ Meatball Recipes

posted 10 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Easiest one ever  – one can of cranberry jelly, and one jar (12 oz) of chili sauce – Heinz makes the one I usually see in stores.  (this stuff: http://www.amazon.com/Heinz-Chili-Sauce-12oz-pack/dp/B003XSTZKW)

Mix together, pour over the meatballs (they can still be frozen) and crock pot them on low 4 to 6 hours.  (or high 2.5 to 3 hours)

They’re amazing… even my stepdaughter (picky eater, even at 21) scarfs these down.  They’re my go to balls (hehe) for christmas, super bowl, etc.

I think straight bbq sauce would be too… bbq-y?

Post # 4
2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t use this recipe in a crock pot as I usually marinate for 8hours before baking for 1.5hrs– but I am sure it would work as well.

Sorry that the measurements aren’t exact, I am a bit of an eye-baller expert in my kitchen.

1lb lean ground beef (or meat of choice)

approximately 1/2 cup diced/minced onion

approx. 1/2 cup bread crumbs or cracker crumbs (soda crackers work great)

1 large egg.

for the sauce, mix separately (I use a glass 2 cup meaure)

1/8 cup ketchup

1tsp white vinegar

1.5 tsp worchestershire sauce (I made these on xmas without the worechestershire and they were still good)

a squirt of lime or lemon juice (about 1-2tsp), approx 1/4 of a whole lime/lemon squeezed.

1/8 cup soya sauce

add your bbq sauce of choice to make the measure to 1 to 1.5 cups –mix well.


Slowly add the sauce to your meat mixture (you do not want them met to get too soggy or it will not stay in ball form), and save what is extra. Form your meat balls, put them in the crock pot and cover with the excess sauce. Bake on low for at least 4 hours.

(*I baked mine in a casserole dish for 2 hours @300F on xmas)

hope that helps!

 **eta** this is a pretty bbq-y recipe, easily changed to a sweet and sour or swedish meatball recipe with sauce variations (I find sweet & sour more complicated, for swedish meaballs go with a cream sauce).

Post # 6
1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I do it the super easy way.

HEB or Walmart frozen meatball

1 large bottle of Sweet baby rays BBQ sauce

Put meatballs in a large oven tray pour bbq sauce on top put in the oven 350 for 1 hour and 45 minutes


Another thing instead of BBQ sauce try Italian dressing! Those are so yummy! I usually makes these for all parties I attend.

Post # 8
1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yes you sure can! I usually do it in the oven when I am being lazy (all the time LOL) but I started doing them actually in the crockpot first. In that case I let the sauces warm up a bit than I throw in the meatballs.

Post # 10
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

MrsMedina’s sound awesome!! I also die for the grape jelly/chili sauce covered meatballs. Sounds totally weird, I know, but SO good!!

Post # 12
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@PrncssDva: You use about 2-3 tablespoons (maybe more, depending on your taste) of grape jelly mixed w/ a jar of chili sauce. I know how gross it sounds, I always get the same reaction from anyone who’s never tried it, but they are good.

I’ve never heard of the Italian dressing, that sounds pretty darn good too!

Post # 13
1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@CaraMia10: Jelly? ok now I have to try that. What is the recipe? or how do you make it? mmmm I love Jelly!

The Italian dressing with meatballs is my favorite. I am making some tomorrow night. I can eat the whole tray up! My 4 yr loves them too.

Post # 14
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Frozen  meatballs – 1 jar of plum jelly – 1 jar of chili sauce

all in the pot on low for 4 hours. 


Post # 15
1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@CantWaittillMAY: I am going to try that this weekend. Thank you!

Post # 16
7581 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Sweet Cajun BBQ Meatball

1 pound lean ground beef 

1 1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce

2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning 

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 

1 tablespoon dried parsley 

1/4 cup finely chopped onion 

1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs 

1/4 cup milk 

1 egg 

1/2 cup barbeque sauce 

1/2 cup peach preserves 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking sheet. 

2. In a large bowl, mix thoroughly the ground beef, hot pepper sauce, Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, onion, bread crumbs, milk, and egg. 

3. Form the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until there is no pink left in the middle.

4. In a small bowl, combine the barbeque sauce and peach preserves.              

5. When meatballs are done, place in a serving dish and cover with the barbeque sauce mixture. Toss to coat.           

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