Josephine's Meatballs

Sheila Rodriguez


This meatball recipe from my Mom's cousin, Josephine, was a great hit! So much so that we now make 10 pans of them each year and sell them as a Sweet BBQ Meatball supper at our church.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
1 Hr



  • 3 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 can(s)
    evaporated milk
  • 2 c
    oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1/2 c
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder

  • 2 c
  • 1 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 c
    onion, finely chopped

How to Make Josephine's Meatballs


  1. Mix all the meatball ingredients together. Shape into 1" balls, put in greased 9x13 pan, 1 layer only. Mix sauce ingredients. Spoon over meatballs.
  2. Bake 1 hour uncovered at 350 degrees. Makes 36 meatballs.

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About Josephine's Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Hashtags: #meatball #barbeque

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