Barbecued Meatballs

GREAT sauce & freezes well too!
  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke

To make meatballs, combine beef, milk, oatmeal, cracker crumbs, eggs, ½ cup chopped onion, ½ tsp garlic powder, salt, pepper and chili powder. Mixture will be soft. Shape into walnut-size balls.
To make sauce, combine ketchup, brown sugar, liquid smoke, ½ tsp garlic powder, and ¼ cup chopped onion.

Stir until sugar melts. Place meatballs in 13” x 9” x 2” pan. Pour sauce over meatballs. Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

To freeze: Place meatballs in a single layer on wax paper-lined cookie sheets. Freeze until solid. Store frozen meatballs in freezer bags until ready to cook.


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