BBQ Meatballs

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Makes:

    12–15

    Main-Dish Servings

Appears in

Kathryn Yoder Minot, ND

Prep. Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 7–10 Hours

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 3 lbs. ground beef
  • 5-oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup dry oatmeal (rolled or instant)
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. chili powder

Sauce

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • tsp. liquid smoke
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ cup chopped onions

Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart

Method

  1. Combine all meatball ingredients.
  2. Shape into walnut-sized balls. Place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheets. Freeze. When fully frozen, place in plastic bag and store in freezer until needed. When ready to use, place frozen meatballs in slow cooker. Cover. Cook on High as you mix up sauce.
  3. Pour combined sauce ingredients over meatballs. Stir.
  4. Cover. Continue cooking on High 1 hour. Stir. Turn to Low and cook 6–9 hours.

Variation

Instead of using barbecue sauce, cook meatballs with spaghetti sauce or cream of mushroom soup.

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