BBQ Meatballs

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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