You Can’t Invite People Over Without Making BBQ Meatballs For Heaven’s Sake!

You can eat these meatballs as is, or if you really want to beef them up, I have put them on a hoagie roll before with some grilled peppers and onions and shredded cheese. Stick those sandwiches under the broiler for a minute or two and it feels like you are eating a gourmet meal at your favorite restaurant. My son usually only eats dinner rolls when we go somewhere for a family dinner, but these meatballs were the first food that I could talk him into that he actually ate!

Check out what they are saying about this recipe over at Relative Taste:

“The sauce is quick and easy to throw together and SO much better than bottled sauce.”

Don’t leave one single thing out of this yummy sauce or you will regret it.




1 pound ground beef

1/3 cup milk

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

2/3 cup oatmeal

1 egg

1/3 cup minced onion

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 teaspoon chili powder


1 cup ketchup

1/2-3/4 cups brown sugar

1 tablespoon liquid smoke

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder




For meatballs, combine all ingredients together, mixing well.

Form into meatballs and place in a shallow dish in a single layer.

Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size meatballs you are making.

For sauce, combine all ingredients together, mixing well.

Pour over the meat balls and bake an additional 20 minutes.






Quick Tip: You can use frozen meatballs if you are short on time.

Thanks again to Relative Taste for this classic recipe.