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BBQ Meatball Sandwiches

Oma Darling
This sweet and tangy bbq sauce is excellent on meatballs, making a hearty and flavorful sub
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
resting time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 packages Uncle Bens Ready Rice (Original White) Cook in microwave 90 seconds per package instructions and let cool before adding to meat mixture
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 4 lbs lean, ground beef

BBQ Sauce

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 6 sandwich rolls, split


Meatball Instructions

  • Mix ground beef, eggs, both packages of cooled Uncle Bens Ready Rice, onion powder, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl.  
  • Form into 1 inch balls and place in a single layer on a foil lined cookie sheet.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake meatballs for approximately 20 minutes or until no longer pink in middle.
    Divide meatballs into servings of 30 meatballs per recipe.

BBQ Sauce Intructions

  • Add ketchup, brown sugar, onion powder garlic powder, liquid smoke to a sauce pan, stir together and heat on low until just bubbling.
    Add 30 meatballs and gently stirring just to coat meatballs.
    Split rolls and place approximately 5 meatballs per sandwich, can add extra sauce to sandwich to suit tastes.
Keyword BBQ Meatball Sandwiches