Crockpot Barbecue Meatballs

  • 1 lb LEAN ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp. onion flakes
  • ¾ cup quick oatmeal
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup milk

Mix all ingredients and form into balls the size of a quarter.


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. onion flakes
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Mix all sauce ingredients well. Place meatballs in baking dish. Pour sauce over and bake at 350 for about 1 hour. Or, place raw meatballs in crockpot and mix sauce ingredients. Pour sauce over meatballs and cook 6-8 hours until done on low.

Submitted by HBHW reader Susan S.

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Julie Anne - June 2, 2009

I add a egg to the meat mixture and a few more spices then brown a bit in a sprayed pan then put in crockpot otherwise they tend to fall apart on me in the crock.

Sterling Zmiejko - November 23, 2010

Man, my grandmomma was Italian and she made the most amazing meatballs I ever tasted, like you wouldnt believe. Sadly, she didnt leave a recipe for us so I’ve been trying to work it out on my own… slowly working my through the meatball recipes here, I still cant figure out what her secret ingredient was though!!!

Nana - December 24, 2010

Sterling I am Italian also and a dash of nutmeg can be that secret ingredient your missing :)

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