Easy Honey BBQ Meatballs

Sweet, tangy and smoky, these Honey BBQ Meatballs are easy to make and a sure crowd pleaser.  Serve them as an appetizer or pile them onto a bun for a tasty sandwich!  

Sweet, tangy and smoky, these Honey BBQ Meatballs are easy to make and a sure crowd pleaser.  Serve them as an appetizer or pile them onto a bun for a tasty sandwich!  

Honey BBQ Meatballs

Finally, thankfully, after possibly the strangest spring on record, you can tell summer is truly coming.  And if there was any doubt, I just had to watch my husband– glued to the football draft.  

Of course, all the attention to football picks this week did one good thing (besides, hopefully, helping the Packers win more games) – it pushed me to try a Honey BBQ Meatball recipe that’s been in the works since… well, last football season!  

Sweet, tangy and smoky, these Honey BBQ Meatballs are easy to make and a sure crowd pleaser.  Serve them as an appetizer or pile them onto a bun for a tasty sandwich!  

As an appetizer…

It all started a number of years back when a blogging friend did a roundup of meatball recipes.  I would have loved to participate but there wasn’t a single meatball recipe in my files.  Not one!  Yes, I know, how does a food blogger get to the age of bleep without making a meatball (rhetorical question).  

Sweet, tangy and smoky, these Honey BBQ Meatballs are easy to make and a sure crowd pleaser.  Serve them as an appetizer or pile them onto a bun for a tasty sandwich!  

Or a sandwich…

Since then I at least made some nice Greek Meatballs – and I did compile a list of meatballs to try.  Progress!  

Sweet, tangy and smoky, these Honey BBQ Meatballs are easy to make and a sure crowd pleaser.  Serve them as an appetizer or pile them onto a bun for a tasty sandwich!  

It’s easy to make these Honey BBQ Meatballs!

For this classic meatball, I had fun playing with an old recipe, adding honey and smoked paprika to the sauce.  Now that I’m using smoked paprika more, I am absolutely in love with it.  But if you don’t have any—or don’t like a hint of smoke, go ahead and leave it out. 

Either way I think you’re gonna’ love these Honey BBQ Meatballs!  

Sweet, tangy and smoky, these Honey BBQ Meatballs are easy to make and a sure crowd pleaser.  Serve them as an appetizer or pile them onto a bun for a tasty sandwich!  

Mmm!

Honey BBQ Meatballs
Serves 8
Sweet, tangy and smoky, these Honey BBQ Meatballs are easy to make and a sure crowd pleaser.  Serve them as an appetizer or pile them onto a bun for a tasty sandwich!  
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
382 calories
29 g
91 g
20 g
22 g
7 g
132 g
538 g
22 g
1 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
132g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382
Calories from Fat 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g
30%
Saturated Fat 7g
34%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 91mg
30%
Sodium 538mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 29g
10%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 22g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
15%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Meatballs
  1. 1 pound ground beef
  2. 1/2 pound ground pork
  3. 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  4. 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  5. 1/2 cup finely rated Parmesan cheese
  6. 1 egg
  7. 2 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. .
  10. 2 Tablespoons oil for frying (more or less)
Sauce
  1. 1/2 cup honey
  2. 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  3. 2 teaspoons smoked paprika (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine meatball ingredients until well mixed. Form into meatballs.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat a thin layer of oil. Add meatballs and cook until browned on first side, about 4-5 minutes. Loosen meatballs if needed, then turn over. Cover and continue heating until cooked through, about 5 more minutes. (You can confirm doneness with an instant read meat thermometer.)
  3. Drain all but a tablespoon or two of fat, then add the honey to the pan with the meatballs to liquify. Deglaze the pan with the honey, scraping up any loose bits of crisp meat.
  4. When the honey is bubbly, combine the smoked paprika (if using) and BBQ sauce then add to the pan. Stir until the sauce is blended, then serve.
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calories
382
fat
20g
protein
22g
carbs
29g
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8 thoughts on “Easy Honey BBQ Meatballs

  1. David

    I pretty much love any kind of meat ball! I’ve never had that with barbecue sauce… Something new to try this summer! (Well I’m not watching football!)

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