Mother-In-Law's Barbecued Meatballs
55 mins (prep 25, cooking 30)
15 ingredients
4-6 servings
My husband overwhelmingly prefers my cooking to his Mother's, but this is one recipe I got from her that is still a big favorite for both him and our son. I adjusted the amounts a bit to make a bit more sauce, but it's basically her original recipe. It's on the sweet side, but you can adjust flavorings to suit your family's tastes. I sometimes add a bit of crushed red pepper to add some kick. Don't let the amount of ketchup scare you! It does not taste ketchupy - just rich and flavorful. The meatballs still taste good even if you want to stretch them by adding a bit more oats or bread. Note: In response to reviews, I have posted an alternative method of browning the meatballs in the oven.

Categories:  <-60-mins , ground-beef , main-dish , beef , meat , healthy , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (253.16 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 464.86 Calories from Fat 19.89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.21g 13.61%
Saturated Fat 0.91g 18.14%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 13.8mg 18.4%
Sodium 1635.02mg 272.5%
Total Carbohydrate 102.08g 136.11%
Dietary Fiber 1.35 g 21.57%
Sugars 88.59 g %
Protein 11.01g 88.11%
Vitamin A 567.99IU% Vitamin C 7.05mg%
Calcium 321.19mg% Iron 1.7mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground beef, salt and pepper, cooked rice