BBQ Meatballs Recipe

Dionne Baldwin | Try Anything Once

For an appetizer you can’t get enough of, these BBQ Meatballs are really going to hit the spot! Easy to make a quick to prepare, you’re not far away from this savory treat.

Meatballs have a reputation for taking a long time to make. At least that’s how I always thought of them when I watched my mom make them when I was growing up. Homemade meatballs are so very delicious but as a kid, I swore they weren’t worth the time.

What did I know?! Ha! They really don’t have to take long at all and this recipe doesn’t use many ingredients.

BBQ Meatballs Photo

 Thanks to a desperate craving for meatballs and a last minute visitor, this recipe was born using ingredients I already had on hand. It’s a good idea to keep some ground beef in the freezer just in case.

I work a lot but also like to make dinner at home as much as possible (whenever we don’t order takeout or grab a pizza). I also like to make little savory treats for friends to snack on when they come over. There’s something about homemade or somewhat homemade snacks for you guests, isn’t there?

BBQ Meatballs Picture

This appetizer is ideal for my busy lifestyle and for any guest offering to jump right in and help, they’re able to roll up their sleeves and make these meatballs! I am definitely do not hesitate to let friends help out in the kitchen.

These go well with some fresh, seasonal vegetables. Maybe some homemade tortilla chips and spicy bean dip if you need more than one appetizer.

BBQ Meatballs Image

This appetizer recipe is a spinoff of my main dish recipe for 15 Minute Meatballs, only these BBQ Meatballs take even less time to cook (and bake) because the meatballs are smaller. This is an easy one to delegate if you need a little hand in the kitchen.


BBQ Meatballs Recipe

    30 Servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 packet Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine ground beef, onion soup mix, garlic salt and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Mix with your hands just until evenly incorporated.
  4. Form into small meatballs and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Cook on medium heat for 1 1/2 minutes each side.
  6. Bake for 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from the pan straining out the grease, putting meatballs in a mixing bowl.
  8. Coat with BBQ sauce.
  9. Serve!


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Author: Dionne Baldwin
Recipe Yields: 30 meatballs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 meatball
Servings Per Recipe 30

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 19
Calories 48

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 144mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Dionne Baldwin

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Dionne Baldwin will Try Anything Once, and that's how she named her blog too. She loves snacks and appetizers, and we love her, so she's our newest Appetizer Fanatic!

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