I have a hatred of ketchup…so I have never been a fan of meatloaf. But I do love BBQ sauce so BBQ meatballs are right up my alley. These are great during the work week because they are EASY, you can make them the night before and put them in the refrigerator, you can serve them with about anything (potatoes, veggies, baked beans, mac and cheese, salad), and you don’t have to follow the recipe to the tee (actually there really isn’t a recipe to these…).
2 pounds Perry Beef , thawed
1 package microwave rice, cooked and cooled (I use quinoa and brown rice…have I told you I love Sams) I have also used 1 cup oatmeal when I don’t have rice or I have used leftover cooked rice.
~1/2 cup ketchup (I can cook with it, I just can’t see it in my food)
~1 cup BBQ sauce
~1/4 mustard (I use spicy brown mustard….another store I love Aldi’s)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp parsley
Sauce: 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/2 BBQ sauce or ketchup, 1/4 cup water
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Combine beef, rice, and egg in bowl. Add sauces, sugar, spices, and parsley. Combine well (I use my hands). Form into 2 inch balls. Place in a 9×13 pan, make sure meatballs are not touching. Combine sauce ingredients, stir well. Pour over the meatballs. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, until hamburger is fully cooked.
Add a veggie, some potatoes, and a salad and you have an easy weekday meal….
Until Next Time,