BBQ Meatball Appetizer Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 85 MINUTES

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  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 jar Paula Deen BBQ Sauce


In a small sauté pan, heat olive oil and saute onions,celery and garlic until onions are translucent.

Set aside.


In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, milk, bread crumbs, eggs, onion mixture, salt, chili powder and pepper. Mix well.


Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place in a single layer on cookie sheets lined with waxed paper.


Freeze until solid; transfer to freezer bags until ready to cook.


Place frozen meatballs in a 13- by 9-inch baking dish; pour sauce over them. Bake for about 1 hour at 350°. Serve warm.

BBQ Meatball Appetizer


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