oven bbq meatballs

One of my favorite aspects of being a wife and mama is cooking for my family.  I love trying new recipes and experimenting with different flavors, and I also enjoy making my good ol’ standby meals.  I’m happy when I’m able to make my hubby and kiddos happy by feeding them tasty and nutritious foods.

One of our family’s tried-and-true favorites is Oven BBQ Meatballs.  I don’t make them as often as I used to since we’re working on eating less meat, but when we do sit down to this meal, you can bet there are smiling faces all around.

I adapt the recipe a bit depending on what I have on hand, but here’s basically what I do…

Oven BBQ Meatballs


1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1/2 pound breakfast sausage

1 c. panko-style bread crumbs (I’ve also used quick oats and they work just fine)

1 egg

1/2 c. finely chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 c. half-and-half

1/4 c. ketchup

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. paprika


1 1/2 c. ketchup

3/4 c. brown sugar OR honey

1 tsp. mustard

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Line a large baking dish with foil.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the meatball ingredients.  (I usually mix it with my hands.)  Form into 1 1/2-inch balls and place in a single layer in the baking dish.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine glaze ingredients.  Spoon evenly over the meatballs.

Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.  Serve over rice or mashed potatoes, or in a hoagie for a delicious meatball sandwich!




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