Tuesday, March 13, 2012
1.5 lbs. ground beef or chuck
1 cup fresh bread crumbs (I grind up bread in the blender)
1/3 cup milk
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp. minced onions
Mix above ingredients in a large bowl with hands. Roll into small balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with foil, and bake at 350 for 25-20 minutes.
1 bottle of barbecue sauce
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup soy sauce
½ cup white or cider vinegar
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan, and cook medium to low heat until heated through.
When meatballs are finished cooking, remove from baking sheet and transfer to 9x13 baking dish. Pour sauce over top of meatballs. Return to oven for 20 more minutes. Remove and serve.
Slow Cooker directions
When meatballs are finished cooking, remove from baking sheet and transfer to slow cooker. Pour sauce over meatballs. Cook on low 2-3 hours and serve.
Notes: This recipe makes only about 20-25 meatballs. If making for a party, it is a good idea to double the recipe or there will probably not be enough. I usually double it for any event I bring them too, and they are still usually completely gone.
You can also use the same recipe for the meatballs and just not make the barbecue sauce and serve them with marinara sauce instead. They are great this way with pasta or on a meatball sub sandwich. When I do this, though, I usually add 1-2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning into the meatballs when I make them.