Thursday, February 25, 2010

BBQ Meatballs

These are super good-sweet and savory and very easy to make. I love making meatballs for dinner-I prefer them over meatloaf and there are so many ways to make them, depending on the kind of flavor you want. These were a crowd pleaser! You could even keep these warm in a crock-pot and serve them as appetizers without the rice.
BBQ Meatballs
redhead recipes

3 pieces white bread, crusts removed
1 1/2 lbs ground beef ( I used ground turkey)
1 small onion, finely diced
1 tsp fresh garlic, grated
1 tbsp salt
1 1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 egg
1 (12 oz) jar chili sauce (Homemade brand-it's the kind that comes in a roundish bottle)
1 (12oz) jar grape jelly

Tear bread into a few pieces and cover with milk. Combine meat and egg. Break bread into small pieces and combine with meat. Add other ingredients. Mix with hands until just combined. Don't over-mix! Roll into desired size balls. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 400* until almost done, 12-15 minutes. Combine chili sauce and jelly in saucepan to marry flavors. Add meatballs and warm. Serve over rice.
*Meatballs can be cooked and frozen (without the sauce)
*Meatballs can be used with spaghetti-just omit the sauce (obviously)


  1. I love these meatballs. I thought they were an appetizer. Silly me. You have to make the meatballs though. I know people who use the store bought meatballs and the store bought meatballs, don't absorb the sauce and make them extra delicious!!! Helpful hint there. Make the meatballs, don't buy them! Great recipe!!!!

  2. Those look so good. Your food makes my mouth water.