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BBQ Meatballs

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These delicious meatballs get even better the next day my whole family loves them! The sauce is also great on ribs.
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onions 2 Small, chopped
  Curry powder 1 Tablespoon
  Dried italian seasoning 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Ketchup 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Beef stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Steak sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Worcestershire sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  White vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Instant coffee granules 2 Tablespoon
  Packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, 2 onions, curry powder, Italian seasoning, egg, garlic, salt and pepper. Gradually mix in the milk until you have a nice texture for forming meatballs. You may not need all of the milk. Form the meat into balls slightly smaller than golf balls. Place them in a greased baking dish.

Bake the meatballs for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Once the meatballs are in the oven, start making the sauce straight away.

Melt the margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the remaining onions, and cook until browned. Stir in the ketchup, beef stock, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, instant coffee, brown sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the meatballs are done.

Remove the meatballs from the oven, and drain any excess grease. Pour the sauce over them, and return to the oven. Bake for an additional 30 minutes.

These meatballs taste even better after they have been left to rest for a while to soak up the sauce. I usually make the recipe at lunchtime and let it cool. I put it back in the oven at about 200 degrees for approximately 15 minutes to reheat for dinner. This is not necessary but it makes it taste even better!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Kids
Beef, Egg, Milk Product, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 686 Calories from Fat 323

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.4%

Saturated Fat 12.6 g63.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 135.7 mg45.2%

Sodium 1973.1 mg82.2%

Total Carbohydrates 70 g23.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.1%

Sugars 51.9 g

Protein 25 g49.8%

Vitamin A 5.9% Vitamin C 26.1%

Calcium 16% Iron 29.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

BBQ Meatballs Recipe