Tuesday, July 8, 2008

BBQ Meatballs

Meatballs are no stranger to any family.  For our family, these are the only ones!  My mother's friend in Wheaton, IL shared this recipe with her and it has been a favorite to make, bake and take to many friendly gatherings.  When my kids get home from school and smell the BBQ wafting through the house they immediately know it's going to be a great supper.  I serve these scrumptious morsels with potato salad, baked beans and a wedge of watermelon.  Hope your family enjoys these as much as mine!
3 lbs hamburger
2 cups quick oats
1 can evaporated milk
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
Shape into balls with hands.  Cover with sauce.  Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours at 250.
4 cups Ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
4 Tablespoons liquid smoke
2 tsp. garlic salt

Make balls and put in pan (I usually get 60 meatballs).  Put half of BBQ sauce on raw meatballs and bake.  When they come out of the oven - toss meatballs in rest of sauce!  
These freeze great!  I usually double the recipe and freeze the leftovers.

1 comment:

Bobi said...

I remember making similar
meatballs but used a large icecream scoop and only made about 15 at a time.