Appetizer BBQ Meatballs Recipe

I made these delicious meatballs with a kick for a recent get together with friends to play games. They were a hit and I thought I’d share my meatball recipes with you.
Appetizer BBQ Meatball Recipes - These are simple to make, cook like dumplings in the barbecue sauce, and taste amazing! YUMMY!

This is just one of all recipes I've shared on this blog of our family tested and approved recipes.

Appetizer Meatball Recipe

add worcestershire sauce

We use grass fed ground beef. You will want 2-3lb to make an appetizer for 8-12 people. In a bowl mix in 1 TAB Worcestershire sauce per lb of meat.

add parsley

Add 1 TAB Parsley per lb of meat.

add bread crumbs

Add 1/2 lb per lb of meat.

mix all ingredients together

Finally add 1 egg per lb of meat.

mix it with your hands

Using your hands mix all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined.

all mixed up and ready to shape

Now make walnut size balls out of the meat mixture.

make your meatball sauce

In a large pan put 1 16 oz bottle barbeque sauce [we love Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet ‘n Spicy Barbecue Sauce] and 1/2 cup tomato sauce.

cook meatballs in sauce

Put meatballs in the BBQ sauce mixture and cook over medium high heat for about 12-15 minutes, turning once or twice.

serve party meatballs on toothpicks

You can serve your meatballs immediately or stick them in the Crockpot with plenty of sauce to “keep warm” until ready to eat. I’ve kept them on “warm” setting with sauce for 4 hours and they are delicious!

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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.