Easy & Delicious Meatballs

Easy & Delicious Meatballs Recipe

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Brenda Vander Zanden


These meatballs freeze well so don't be afraid to double or triple the recipe. This is a basic meatball, so don't be afraid to mix spices into the raw meat mix to create Italian, BBQ, whatever your menu calls for.

By mixing everything in the food processor, you save at least 10-15 minutes prep time and the meatballs have a better texture.

The 80/20 or 85/15 mix keep the meatball juicy. Leaner mixes tend to dry them out after baking.


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10 Min
1 Hr


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1-1/2 lb
80/20 or 85/15 ground beef
1 small
can evaporated milk
1 c
quick oats
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 c
finely minced sweet onion
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground pepper
1/2 tsp
smoked paprika


1/2 c
1/2 c
bbq sauce (jack daniels or bullseye preferred)
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 c
finely minced sweet onion

How to Make Easy & Delicious Meatballs


  • 1In food processor mix oats and dry spices until finely ground and mixed.
  • 2To food processor add egg, onion, and evaporated milk and mix together.
  • 3In large mixing bowl combine ground beef and spice/wet mix and thoroughly incorporate them.
  • 4Lightly spray edged baking tray with non-stick spray
  • 5Roll into golfball sized meatballs and place closely on tray.
  • 6Pour sauce over meatballs. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr.
  • 7Drain any grease off meatballs. Transfer to crockpot on low for potluck/tailgate (make extra sauce for crockpot) or serve in as main course.

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About Easy & Delicious Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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