Homemade BBQ Meatballs

BBQ Meatballs

I have been searching for new healthy recipes to help increase my protein, as well as dinner favorites that my family will eat.  I have found a crowd favorite with my homemade BBQ meatballs.  I am sure you will find a healthier version on the web somewhere, but I can guarantee that this recipe is super yummy!


Homemade BBQ Meatballs

Cook Time: 1 hour


  • 3 lbs. hamburger
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (13 oz) condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion


  1. SAUCE: Combine sauce ingredients. Heat until sugar dissolves.
  2. MEATBALLS:Mix well and roll into balls.
  3. Pour Sauce over balls.
  4. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees in 9x13" pan.
  5. Suck off grease with baster our pour off.

This recipe is one of my boys (and husband’s) favorite comfort food meals.  I hope you try it with your family and have success with it too!


  1. The Running Life says

    I am not a big fan of red meats since it is very costly to get a good lean to fat ratio. You could replace the hamburger with ground turkey or lean chicken breast which typically have a higher quality of lean protiens. It seams like I (we) use chicken/turkey as a replacement for just about every receipe that calls for meat.

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