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Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Meatballs

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"The sweet and spicy sauce for these delicious party barbecue meatballs will have your guests coming back for more. And cleanup is easy when you bake the meatballs on Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Aluminum Foil."
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servings 536
Original recipe yields 15 servings (80 meatballs)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line 4 baking sheets with Reynolds(R) NonStick Aluminum Foil (dull side up).
  2. Combine the meat with all other meatball ingredients and form into about 80 bite-size meatballs. Place 20 meatballs on each pan, and bake for 35 minutes or until browned all the way through.
  3. While the meatballs are baking, pour the barbecue sauce and the grape jelly into a sauce pan and heat over medium until they are well combined. If you want your meatballs to have a little extra kick, add some hot sauce to the mix. Once the meatballs are finished, you can slide them right off the pan and into your serving dish. Pour your sauce on top and serve immediately. The finished dish does well in the microwave if you are taking it to a party and need to reheat it.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 536 calories; 18.8 64.2 26.7 114 996 Full nutrition

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This flavor is delicious! I did follow the basic idea but did modify it. I used 2 lbs of ground turkey, 2 eggs, and 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs and 1 tablespoon of garlic powder to get the basic mix....

I used precooked frozen meatballs found in the freezer section of the grocery store instead. It was still awesome!

Easy and tasty! Next time, I'll use a little more BBQ sauce in my BBQ:jelly ratio. :)

Turned out great!

I pretty much followed the recipe as is and these came out delicious. I didn't have quite enough ground beef, so used 1/2 pound of ground turkey in its place. I served them at an office potluc...

Don't be afraid of the jelly in the recipe! I've made this twice now and my husband & 2-year-old have gobbled it right up. I have also added some hot pepper sauce and served the meatballs on whi...

Don't think I'll ever make this unless it's for a party gathering, hence making from scratch is out of the question. Like the other reviewer, I used frozen meatballs, got mine at Sam's club and...