The BEST Homemade Barbecue Meatballs Recipe

This is THE BEST homemade barbecue meatballs recipe! If you want to make a quick, easy meal that'll be a huge hit with your family and friends, this is it!

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This barbecue meatballs recipe is a family favorite that’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters! Our teenage sons can’t get enough of these scrumptious meatballs! The best part? It requires only 5-10 minutes of prep time, making it a quick and easy meal option for busy weeknights. Once you try it, you’ll want to add it to your regular meal rotation and simplify your dinner time routine!


3 lbs. ground beef
2 cups oatmeal
2 eggs
1 tsp. onion powder or 1 Tbsp. onion, finely chopped
1 cup evaporated milk
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and blend well.
  3. Form into balls.
  4. Place meatballs into a 9×13 inch pan and an 8×8 inch pan.
  5. Pour barbecue sauce over the top of the meatballs.
  6. Bake for 1 hour.


Barbecue Sauce

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 cups ketchup
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. liquid smoke
Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Sauce may be refrigerated several weeks.