BBQ Meatballs


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These family favorites are easy to make ahead, and can be frozen months before eating. You can freeze one pan and bake the other. Lamb or hamburger works great, or a half-and-half mix.


1 cup chopped onions
3 pounds ground beef or lamb
1 13-ounce can evaporated milk
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 cups ketchup
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 of an onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


Mix all ingredients together. Form into walnut-sized balls and place in single layer in 9”x13” pans. Freeze until needed or bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Top with sauce or your favorite BBQ sauce.

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