Enjoy these meatballs in a wonderfully tangy sauce! Use your favorite flavor of barbecue sauce. When the meatballs are done, you can place them in a slow cooker/server to keep them warm.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, combine the beef, bread, onion, milk, salt and eggs. Shape into little meatballs, about 1 inch in size. Place the meatballs into a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Pour barbecue sauce over the meatballs and bake for 35 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

553.8 calories; 23.7 g protein; 38.7 g carbohydrates; 144.2 mg cholesterol; 1390.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
I never thought to just add barbeque sauce to meatballs for a quick recipe. I was in a hurry the other night and used frozen pre-made meatballs and Kraft Hickory-Honey bbq sauce. It was a big hit with guests! Thanks for the idea! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2003
I made this recipe for my family. Unfortunately we were disappointed because the meatballs did not taste "special". We felt like something was missing from the meatballs. In fact my husband said that they tasted like meatloaf in honey barbeque sauce. Read More
(16)
150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
I never thought to just add barbeque sauce to meatballs for a quick recipe. I was in a hurry the other night and used frozen pre-made meatballs and Kraft Hickory-Honey bbq sauce. It was a big hit with guests! Thanks for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2003
This is an old standard. It is super easy and not really much to it. Use a good quality barbecue sauce though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2003
I made half a recipe and added pasta sauce. Pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
This recipe is a hit every time I make it. Everyone always enjoys it!! The recipe is great just the way it is. The only thing I did different was after baking the meatballs in the oven for 25mins I put them in a crock pot and than pour the BBQ sauce in and cook for 2 hrs on slow!! PERFECT. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2003
I halved the recipe made the meatballs a little bigger and served w/ a baked potato and some veggies as a main dish. YUMMY! It was easy to put together and the variations are endless with all the different varieties of bbq sauce that exist today. The leftovers kept well in the fridge and made for an easy dinner the next night too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2007
I read some of the previous reviews and took some of their advice-- I used the equivalent Italian bread crumbs instead of the fresh bread crumbs and after baking the meatballs I cooked the meatballs and barbecue sauce in a crockpot for a few hours instead of putting them back in the oven. They made great barbecued meatball subs! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2005
Very impressed! I made these with the BBQ sauce from the Barbecued Beef recipe from this website (make double the quantity) and the meatballs go very well with the sauce. I added quarter of a teaspoon of chili powder and 1 tablespoon of ground cumin to the meatball recipe and they were great. It only took a tablespoon and a half of milk to hold the beef and bread crumbs mixture together. I served it over tagliatelli pasta. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
Extremely easy and delicious!! Everyone at my Halloween party thought they were some secret recipe with special sauce. I was almost embarrassed to admit how simple they were!! I used Sweet Baby Ray's barbeque sauce and they turned out great. I doubled the recipe because last year they vanished before all the guests arrived! I think I could have tripled it because they still disappeared. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2006
I made these for a family potluck last year. This year my aunt requested that I bring my good meatballs. There wasn't anything left to bring home. I changed the recipe a little when I made these a year ago. I didn't have enough barbeque sauce to double the recipe so I had added about half of a small size bottle of Heinz 57 Sauce. I think that is what made the difference. Try it and see what you think. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2003
I made this recipe for my family. Unfortunately we were disappointed because the meatballs did not taste "special". We felt like something was missing from the meatballs. In fact my husband said that they tasted like meatloaf in honey barbeque sauce. Read More
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