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Homemade Meatballs

Impress your guests with these amazing bbq meatballs. They are full of flavor and use a homemade BBQ sauce to create the best meatball possible.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: crockpot, Food, Recipe


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs use gluten-free bread crumbs to make the meatballs gluten free
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients using your hands.
  • Continuing to use your hands, scoop up enough of the mixture to form a meatball slightly larger than a golf ball. Work it into a spherical shape and place on a large plate or baking sheet.
  • Continue until all the meatball mixture has been used.
  • Place meatballs in a pan on medium-high heat. (Note: you may have to do this in multiple batches to prevent overcrowding)
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes until the side starts to brown and form a little crust. Flip the meatballs and cook another minute. (This process will not cook the meatballs. It’s meant to provide enough structure to the meatballs that they don’t fall apart in the crockpot while they fully cook.)
  • Place a layer of the homemade BBQ sauce in the bottom of a crockpot.
  • Carefully place all the meatballs in the crockpot. As much as possible, try to avoid stacking the meatballs on top of each other or too high.
  • Pour the remaining BBQ sauce over the meatballs and cook on low for 2 hours.