Sweet BBQ Meatballs

April Huff


Sweet mouth watering goodness in meatball form. These sweet bbq meatballs are a definite crowd pleaser and family fav!

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5 Min
4 Hr


3 lb
ground beef
2 Tbsp
minced garlic
3-4 Tbsp
brown sugar
4 Tbsp
2 tsp
teriyaki sauce
1 bottle
sweet baby rays bbq sauce or any that you like
1 large
onion finely diced
3 Tbsp
liquid smoke flavoring (optional)
2 1/2 Tbsp
honey mustard
1 Tbsp
molasses (can use maple syrup instead)
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp
garlic powder

How to Make Sweet BBQ Meatballs


  • 1In a large bowl add the ground beef, eggs, minced garlic, and finely diced onion. Combine and roll into balls that are about the size of a golf ball. Set aside.
  • 2In a medium bowl, add brown sugar, ketchup, teriyaki sauce, bbq sauce, liquid smoke, honey mustard, molasses, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix well, cover and set aside for later.
  • 3place the meatballs in a crockpot on high and let cook till almost done (about 2 hours). Add the bbq sauce and mix so all meatballs are covered. Let it cook till bbq sauce gets really thick. (about 2 more hours). Serve and enjoy! If there are any left over I chop them up and make baked beans with them..yummm!!
  • 4The first time I made these were as an appetizer for a party and I blindly made them hoping they would be good just for the sake of something different. Everyone loved them and came back for more. After 5 yrs that is the main request I get for parties :)

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