BBQ Meatballs

* photo taken on my iPhone ...

We used to have these often but haven't had them for years. I got the recipe from an email group called "real food for real people" that I used to be a part of years and years ago. We used to make them as burgers but last night I decided to make them as meatballs. They were really yum ! This recipe makes a heap ! We ate them for dinner, and will eat them again for lunch and still have some left over. Usually I freeze half the batch ...

For the meatballs:
3lb ground beef (just over 1kg beef mince)
3 saltine (salada) crackers, crushed (i actually did about 8 ...)
1/4 cup water to each lb ground beef

Mix ingredients and roll into meatballs (or patties) and quickly brown. Do not cook completely. Put into baking dish and cover with BBQ sauce, bake 350F/180C for one hour.

For the sauce:
1 cup ketchup
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup vinegar
6 tbls Worchestershire sauce
1 large onion, finely diced

Bring all ingredients to boil on top of stove, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour over burgers/meatballs.


I served this last night with roast potatoes, peas and corn. As we were eating, I remembered that we used to serve this with mashed potatoes ... mmmmmm ... next time !

Make sure you scoop lots of that yummy sauce on top of them meatballs when you serve !


Hannah said...

Yum! I am making (Nancy's famous)turkey meatballs and roasted potatoes for dinner right now!! I wish I would have seen this post...I would have tried your sauce. Next time for sure!

Bonnie said...

oh my ! i haven't heard of these meatballs ! did you take a photo ? you should post the recipe !!

i'm eating these leftover meatballs right now ....

Hannah said...

No, I didn't think to take a picture! We'll make them again soon (that's how good they are!) and I'll post the recipe!

Juana said...

They look so yummy! I've got to try! Thanks for sharing-