Homemade BBQ Meatballs

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Get out your biggest pot! This recipes makes tons of yummy bbq meatballs - perfect for a big gathering. I always get lots of requests for this one.

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Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen meatballs

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • ½ cup vodka

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion flakes

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 3 pounds ground beef

  • 2 pounds ground turkey

  • 1 (15 ounce) package Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  • 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes

  • 2 (14.25 ounce) cans tomato puree

  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle hickory smoke flavored barbeque sauce

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 (14 ounce) bottle ketchup

  • ½ cup vodka

  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion flakes

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine eggs, 1/2 cup vodka and Worcestershire sauce. Season with 2 tablespoons onion flakes, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix in ground beef, ground turkey and bread crumbs. Shape into meatballs, and set aside.

  2. In a very large pot over medium heat, Combine crushed tomatoes, tomato puree, barbeque sauce, pineapple, brown sugar, ketchup, and 1/2 cup vodka. Season to taste with onion flakes, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer.

  3. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs until evenly brown on all sides. Carefully place into sauce, and simmer for at least an hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
16g Fat
35g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 885mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 574mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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