BBQ Meatballs



These BBQ Meatballs were soooooo yummy! I have to admit, I’m not a very big plain ol’ meatball fan, but I did want to try these Fall Meatballs because the BBQ Sauce with the cloves and allspice interested me. We thought that they would have a little bit more flavor and pizazz than your traditional recipe, and boy were we right! These BBQ meatballs were so simple to put together, hardly any prep time at all and then they’re done after a half hour in the oven. Simple AND delicious! When was the last time you heard those two words describing meatballs? Sometimes meatballs can just be so soggy and gross. Or on the complete opposite side of things, I’ve had some meatballs that were so dry you could barely get them down. Almost like swallowing a mouthful of sand. I hate that. But these BBQ meatballs were perfect! Definitely not soggy and so. much. flavor! They turned out really yummy and my hubby was a huge fan. YAY! These meatballs are great by themselves or maybe even served with a little bit of rice with some of the extra sauce spooned on top.


Thanks, Jennifer for the recipe!


Can Meatballs Be Frozen Before Cooking?

You can freeze uncooked meatballs for a quick, easy-to-fix meal.

Make your meatballs as normal, adding all ingredients and then rolling into balls.

Lay the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for 2 hours.

Once frozen, transfer the meatballs to a plastic freezer bag and store in freezer for up to 4 months.


Can You Freeze Meatballs After They Have Been Cooked?

You can easily freeze and reheat cooked or left-over meatballs.

Once meatballs are cool, place them in a heavy duty freezer bag and store them in the freezer.

Thaw meatballs in the refrigerator and reheat in a skillet over med. heat.


Can You Substitute Yellow Mustard For Dry Mustard?

Yellow mustard tends to be milder than dry mustard, but it can be substituted for dry mustard with a little adjustment to the amount.

Replace each teaspoon of ground mustard called for with one tablespoon of prepared mustard.


BBQ Meatballs

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BBQ Meatballs

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: 200+ Easy Appetizers Recipes
Keyword: bbq, main dish, meatballs, turkey
Servings: 1 recipe
Calories: 2397kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


BBQ Sauce For Meatballs

  • 2/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard or 2 tablespoons prepared mustard (If using the dry mustard remember to let it bloom)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 Cup ketchup

Meat Balls

  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 3/4 Cup oats
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire


  • Mix all ingredients and form into balls (about 1" diameter).
  • Cover with desired sauce and bake at 350 for 1/2 hour.


Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 2397kcal | Carbohydrates: 260.4g | Protein: 151.5g | Cholesterol: 713.1mg | Fiber: 14.4g | Sugar: 152.5g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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12 comments on “BBQ Meatballs”

  1. Hi,I did try the meatballs. my friends loved them, i will be making some more

  2. Hi,I did try the meatballs. my friends loved them, i will be making some more

  3. These sound good – I like the idea of the cloves and the allspice in the bbq sauce, too! ~ Belle

  4. I'm glad you liked them. The various spices in the sauce is the reason I tried them too! It creates a nice deep flavor.

  5. these sound good, i might even have to try them 🙂 oh and i know i missed it when you added your tag line cuz i was so busy with halloween, but i just wanted to tell you i think it's great 🙂

  6. Hello carrian. you'r meatballs look great. i will try it on sunday, some friends are comming to lunch i will make it for them.

  7. Hello carrian. you'r meatballs look great. i will try it on sunday, some friends are comming to lunch i will make it for them.

  8. thanks carrian! i'm definitely making these tonight!

  9. mmmm these look so good they remind be of some my mom makes!

  10. Anna, letting the mustard bloom is to add water and let it rehydrate in a sense. The back of the ground mustard will tell you the proportions. If you don't want it really mustardy just add it dry.

  11. what does it mean to let the mustard bloom?

  12. I'm also not a huge fan of meatballs–but these do sound really good! I'll have to give them a try. I know my hubby would love them, too.