Anytime Meatballs

Anytime Meatballs
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Bake 325°F 40 mins Cook 10 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • Pinch garlic salt

Make It

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

2. Heat olive oil in medium-size skillet. Add onion; saute 10 minutes or until very tender.

3. Combine beef, bread crumbs, eggs, milk, oregano, basil, garlic salt, seasoning salt, Worcestershire, pepper and onion in bowl; lightly mix with wooden spoon or hands until combined but not overmixed.

4. Shape beef mixture into 2-inch meatballs. Arrange in single layer, not touching each other, in 15 x 10 x 2-inch baking pan.

5. Bake, uncovered, in 325 degrees F oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare sauce:

6. Combine ketchup, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and pinch garlic salt in small saucepan. Heat over medium heat just until simmering.

7. Remove meatballs from pan to paper towel to drain. Wipe out baking pan. Return meatballs to pan; cover with ketchup sauce. Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil.

8. Return baking pan to 325 degrees F oven and bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink in center. (To keep meatballs warm up to a half-hour, decrease oven temperature to 200 degrees F; place tightly covered pan in oven.)

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 339, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 132, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 17, pro. (g): 27, sodium (mg): 965, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.