Blue ceramic dish with BBQ baked homemade meatballs
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5 from 3 votes

Homemade BBQ Meatballs

This easy recipe for baked meatballs is even better with a sweet BBQ glaze you pour over them! Great as a main dish or an appetizer, these meatballs freeze well so you can always have some on-hand!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked meatballs, BBQ meatballs, homemade meatballs
Servings: 8
Calories: 397kcal
Author: Natalie Dixon


Meatball Ingredients

  • 1 Egg
  • 5 oz. Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1/2 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1.5 lbs Ground Beef

BBQ Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder


Meatball Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with sides with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add egg and use a fork to lightly beat it. Then add evaporated milk, oats, onion, salt, paprika and garlic powder to the bowl. Mix until well combined.
  • Add ground beef to the egg mixture and use your hands to combine all the ingredients. Using a medium cookie scoop, make meatballs that are about 2" wide. Use your hands to roll them into round meatballs so they hold their shape.
  • Place meatballs on greased cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until meat is no longer pink.

BBQ Sauce Directions

  • While meatballs are cooking, in a small saucepan, combine all of the sauce ingredients. Heat over medium high until sauce comes to a boil. Reduce heat to  low and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • When meatballs are done cooking, toss them in the sauce until they're completely coated. Then return them to the cookie sheet and continue baking at 350 for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve hot! 


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2.5mg