BBQ Meatballs

Packed with protein, mini BBQ meatballs in a sweet and tangy sauce. Perfect for tailgates and parties.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizers, Brunch, Main Dishes, Party Perfect, Protein Rich
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
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80 Meatballs



  • 3 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup Prairie Farms milk
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp chili powder


  • 2 Cup ketchup
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 Cup onion finely diced



  • Mix together ingredients, then shape into walnut size balls.
  • Place meatballs in a single layer on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Freeze until solid, approximately 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.


  • Combine all ingredients and stir until brown sugar is dissolved.
  • Place frozen meatballs in a 13" by 9" pan, pour sauce over, stirring lightly to coat all.
  • Bake for about 1 hour until center is no longer pink, internal temperature reaches 160°F.
  • Serve with remaining bbq sauce and garnish with parsley.


You can make and store meatballs ahead of time, freezing in ziplock bags until ready to prepare. 

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