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Barbecue Meatballs


Today for Ground Beef Thursday I have a very simple recipe for you. It only calls for a few ingredients and kids love it. So easy and so good!

We like to eat these just as is, but you could easily serve these as meatball sandwiches or with extra sauce over potatoes or rice.



Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Instead of finishing in the oven with sauce, could I remove the meatballs to the crockpot? This sounds like a great idea for fellowship dinner at church.

    • I think that would work fine or just skip the oven and brown them really well on the stove and then put them in the crockpot. I think browning them well should remove enough of the grease that you would be fine.

  2. I made them last night with turkey. They turned out great.

  3. This sounds yummy but I’m curious what sides will you eat with them? I can only think of salad and I know I’m missing some obvious choices.

  4. I think this may be lunch tomorrow. I’ve got some hamburger I need to use and have other plans for dinner. I’ll just have to remember to start early enough in the morning.

  5. patricia says:

    do these freeze well? If so would be a perfect side to add quick with many pasta dishes.

  6. Lynn,
    I saw your comment on this weeks menu. I made these for a party a few weeks ago. I made them per directions above with just a little BBQ sauce. I put them in the fridge and then the next day at the party, put them in a crockpot with more BBQ sauce and they warmed great! That would save time in the day you want to eat them. 🙂

    • That is a good idea and would solve the issue I had. I am going to have to try that. Thanks for sharing what worked for you.

  7. Lynn- Just wanted to tell you that I made your recipe and blogged about it. What a great recipe! I can always depend on your recipes to be easy, frugal, and DELICIOUSLY dependable, so when I was looking for a recipe for homemade meatballs, I knew right where to go- Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures, of course!

    The only thing I did differently was that I mixed up my own recipe for homemade sweet BBQ sauce.

    The meatballs were a great success! I served them at a baby shower for my great-nephew where we used a book theme and I displayed the book, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” by the BBQ meatballs.

    Thanks for another great recipe. I can say I honestly have changed the way my family eats and the way I cook based on your blog more than any other.

    My blog post is here: http://www.athomemyway.blogspot.com/2014/03/easy-meatballs.html

    Thanks again!



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