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Zesty Italian Barbecue Meatballs

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Makes: 40 meatballs Total Time: 4 hr 30 min
Category: Appetizers Sub Category: Other Hot Appetizers

what you need
  • Meatballs:
  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 cups bottled barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water, as water
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
make it
In mixing bowl, combine the meatball ingredients. Form into walnut-sized balls.

Bake the meatballs in a shallow baking dish at 350°F for 20 minutes or until brown. Drain off any fat. Transfer meatballs to the crock-pot.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine all sauce ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour over the meatballs in the crock-pot. Stir once in the middle of cooking to baste the meatballs with sauce. Remove the meatballs from the sauce to serve.
You can substitute the ground beef with ground turkey.
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