Western BBQ Meatballs

Western Bbq Meatballs

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Ruth McCloskey


I have been making this recipe for many years now and it always receives great reviews. One of the best meatball recipes I have found. Enjoy


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 - 8 people
35 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


  • 1 tbsp.
    butter or cooking oil
  • 3/4 cup
    raw minced onion
  • 1 cup
    boiling water
  • 1 cup
  • 1
    oxo cube
  • 1/2 cup
    dark molasses
  • 1/4 cup
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2/3 cup
    white vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • ·
    dash of cayenne

  • 1 clove
    garlic quartered
  • 3 tbsp
    butter or cooking oil
  • 2 lbs
    ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup
  • 2 cups
    fine dry bread or cracker crumbs
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    mace and selery seed
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1
    western bbq recipe

How to Make Western BBQ Meatballs


  1. To make meatballs: Combine meat, eggs, milk, breadcrumbs and seasonings. Shape into bite-size balls and set aside. Over very low heat, saute garlic in butter until pieces are tender but not browned. Discard garlic. Brown meatballs on all sides and add to to Western BBQ Sauce. Simmer until thickened about 1 1/2 hours. Serve hot. Makes about 60 meatballs.
  2. To make Western BBQ Sauce: Saute onion in butter. Dissolve OXO Beef Cube in boiling water; stir into the onion. Add ketchup and remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the meatballs and continue to simmer as noted. Serve on a bed of rice or with a tossed salad.

    I welcome any comments.

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Course/Dish: Beef

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