Barbecue Meatballs

These delicious slow cooked barbecue meatballs are perfect appetizers to serve at your party.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 3 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 28

Ingredients

1
cup soft bread crumbs
1/3 cup milk
3/4 lb ground beef round
3/4 lb lean ground pork
3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/3 cup)
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1
egg, slightly beaten
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1
bottle (18 oz) barbecue sauce
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and milk. Let stand 10 minutes. Squeeze bread crumbs gently to remove excess liquid.
  • 2 In large bowl, place soaked bread crumbs, beef, pork, cheese, onion and parsley. In small bowl, mix egg, garlic, salt and pepper. Add to meat mixture. Using hands, gently mix ingredients until well blended (do not overmix). Shape mixture into 28 meatballs. Place in 17x12-inch half-sheet pan. Bake 20 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • 3 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Use a slotted spoon to transfer meatballs from pan to slow cooker. Pour barbecue sauce over meatballs; stir to coat.
  • 4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 hours. Serve meatballs with cocktail forks or toothpicks. Meatballs can be held on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    85
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Sodium
    318mg
    318%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    8g
    8%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Lean Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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