Appetizers, Dinner, Party, Recipes

BBQ Meatballs

February 5, 2016

Need some ideas for what you are going to serve at your Super Bowl Party on Sunday? 

These meatballs are pretty versatile. They can be served as an appetizer, as a main dish or even in a sandwich! They are super easy and delicious. 

Also, I decided that meatballs are just tiny round meatloaves. Meatball just sounds so much better than meatloaf, though. 

Who the heck came up with that name? If someone I knew invented meatloaf and they were like, “Taylor, come try this thing I just came up with. I call it meatloaf. It’s literally a loaf of meat.” I’d be like, “…… Okay.” Because let’s be serious, I wouldn’t turn down food. 

Cool story, bro.

These BBQ Meatballs are going to be a hit at your Super Bowl Party!

This BBQ sauce is SOO easy and has only five ingredients. It’s one of my favorite things to make. It candies really nicely when barbecued or put under the broiler. It’s smokey and sweet and comes together so quickly it’s going to become one of your favorites, too.

These meatballs are different from your average meatball because they have two different kinds of meat in them: beef and pork. So if you have found that in the past, you weren’t a huge fan of meatballs, don’t write them off just yet. Try this for some variety. 

I can’t say I really care who wins the Super Bowl this year. Neither of them are my team, but I guess if I had to choose… gun to my head… I would choose Denver. 

I don’t know who this person is that cares so much about my opinion on Super Bowl teams that they are willing to put a gun to my head, but whatev. 

These BBQ Meatballs are going to be a hit at your Super Bowl Party!

BBQ Meatballs
These meatballs utilize two different types of meat to make the best tasting meatballs out there! The BBQ sauce is only 5 ingredients and you'll want to put it on everything!
Write a review
For the BBQ Sauce
  1. 2 cups ketchup
  2. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  4. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1/2 cup chopped onion
For the Meatballs
  1. 1 lb. ground beef
  2. 1/2 lb. pork sausage
  3. 2 slices white bread, blended into crumbs
  4. 1 cup chopped onion
  5. 1 teaspoon Lawry’s garlic salt
  6. 1 large egg
  7. Salt and pepper, to taste
  8. Milk
For the BBQ Sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients together until the sugar dissolves.
For the Meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Add all ingredients, except for the milk, to a large bowl and mix lightly with a fork, or your hands. If too dry, add milk until you reach a pliable consistency. Shape into balls about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, turning and coating in sauce halfway through. Reserve about 1/2 cup of the sauce in case people want to dip their meatballs in it, later.
  4. When the meatballs are done baking, turn on the broiler for 3-4 minutes and candy the sauce on the top of the meatballs.
  5. If serving as an appetizer, stick toothpicks into the top and serve on a platter.
  1. * Liquid Smoke can be found near the BBQ Sauces in most grocery stores.
My Mom Taught Me To Play With my food
These BBQ Meatballs are going to be a hit at your Super Bowl Party!

I’m pretty much just team meatball this year. 


Here are some other great recipes that would be so awesome to have at your Super Bowl Party: 

Seven Layer Bean Dip

This yummy recipe for 7-Layer Bean Dip will be a huge hit at your next get-together!


Melissa’s Famous Salsa

Melissa's Famous Salsa - whips up in no time!


A taco bar would be SOOOO awesome. Your guests will go crazy! You could include stuff to make:

Vampire Tacos

Vampire Tacos - totally a fan of these cheesy delicious tacos!


Grilled Fish Tacos

grilled fish tacos


Or THESE Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa - spicy tilapia is the filling for these amazing tacos!


Super Bowl wouldn’t be Super Bowl without some awesome wings:

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings


How about some burgers or sandwiches? 

Philly Cheesesteaks

Philly Cheesesteaks - Although I cannot speak to their authenticity, these Philly Cheesesteaks are QUICK, EASY and DELICIOUS!


Campfire Burgers

These awesome burgers have beef, bacon, cheese and an awesome smokey sauce on top!


A.1. Burger with Mushrooms and Onions

A.1. Burgers. Yeah. It's as delicious as it sounds.


Don’t forget some awesome drinks! 

Brazilian Lemonade

Brazilian Lemonade - This is one of the best drinks you will ever have in your entire life. HANDS DOWN.


Cucumber Punch

This cucumber punch is fresh and easy to throw together. You would never expect these flavors to work as well as they do!


You Might Also Like


  • Reply Tania @ COOKTORIA February 6, 2016 at 12:05 am

    I love these adorable BBQ Meatballs! I bet my husband will appreciate these for dinner! Saving the recipe for later.

    • Reply taythurston February 7, 2016 at 12:53 am

      If your husband is a meat and potatoes kind of man like my husband is, I can guarantee that he will appreciate these! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Renee February 6, 2016 at 2:54 am

    At the risk of sounding like a crazy person, I’ve never liked meatloaf, but I love meatballs! I think it’s the saucy crust to inner meat ratio. With meatloaf as a kid I’d only eat the outer edges. Regardless, these look yummy!

    • Reply taythurston February 7, 2016 at 12:53 am

      You and I can be crazy together, my friend. I totally get you!

  • Reply Dee February 6, 2016 at 8:00 am

    These look wonderful! My daughter was sitting next to me, and she asked if we could try these since she’s a huge fan of anything with barbecue sauces. Pinned! 🙂

    • Reply taythurston February 7, 2016 at 12:52 am

      It sounds like your daughter and I would get along really well! Thanks for pinning, and stopping by! 🙂

  • Reply Immaculate February 6, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Taylor, I just want to dive into these meatballs — they look so juicy and delicious! And the rest of your game day food is so appetizing .What a great collection.

    • Reply taythurston February 7, 2016 at 12:52 am

      Thank you so much! Super Bowl food is some of the best food, am I right?!

    Leave a Reply