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What is better than a meaty meatball dripping in sauce or smeared with sauce and smothered in melty cheese? Here at Key Ingredient, we are giving you permission to eat everyone's favorite food, meatballs, all day every day! We have collected some of our favorite meatball recipes for your weeknight dinners, weekend soirees, and midnight snacks. Whether you prefer your meatballs sandwiched on a hoagie bun and smothered in cheese and sauce or baked into a meatball and rice casserole, we have all the yummy meatball recipes your dinner table could dream of, so be sure to include a few of our favorite meatball recipes in your weekly dinner rotation.

Consider making meatloaf meatballs tonight for dinner or slow-cooker meatballs that you can set, forget, and come home to an already-made-dinner--yum! Serve your meatballs the classic way with sauce, pasta, and cheese or consider serving them dipping in their own cooking juices with a side of mashed potatoes and assorted roasted vegetables. Meatballs are also the perfect meals to get the kids in the kitchen and helping out. Tiny hands love to form meatballs and are sure to be excited to eat their yummy creations, so try one of our favorite meatball recipes at your family dinner tonight!

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By á-1968

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (19 Votes)
Slow-Cooker BBQ Meatballs Recipe 1 Picture
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Servings 30
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 45

  • 1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quick oats
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup BBQ sauce

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Meatloaf Meatballs are bite-sized, meaty masterpieces of everyone's favorite comfort food

  • 1/4 cup ketchup, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped, plus more for serving
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, freshly grated
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1-pound ground beef
  • 1/2-pound ground pork
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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Paleo Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs in Lettuce Wraps make a delicious and healthy meal any time of the year

  • 1-pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of visible fat and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
  • 3 small shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 stalk of fresh lemongrass, tender white inner bulb only, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus 1/3 cup leaves for serving
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint, plus 1/3 cup leaves for serving
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, optional
  • 1 head Boston or red leaf lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 small seedless cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 avacados sliced
  • Asian chili sauce, for serving
4.2/5 (5 Votes)

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This hearty recipe for simple baked meatballs with rice and gravy is a comforting meal that can be easily prepared ...

  • 16 to 20 ounces ground turkey or beef
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (10-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, I used reduced-fat
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
4.5/5 (25 Votes)

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Swap marinara for Sriracha with these grilled turkey meatballs! These flavors are fresh and interesting with fresh ...

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, minced
  • 3 green onions, sliced and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Additional sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnishing
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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These meatballs are delicious in their bourbon whiskey sauce

  • 1 pound bag frozen meatballs
  • 1/2 cup ketchup, heaping
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cups bourbon whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
4.5/5 (183 Votes)

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Get creative and play with your food this week! Grab the kids and turn this Meatball Wrapped in Garlic Bread with C

  • 1 can Pillsbury golden layers biscuits, each pulled into 2 layers.
  • 10 frozen fully cooked Italian style meatballs, thawed, cut in half.
  • 2 sticks string cheese, cut each into 10 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 cup Marinara sauce
4.4/5 (94 Votes)

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This Best Meatballs Ever recipe will be one that you make over and over again

  • 1-pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®), or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
4.7/5 (28 Votes)

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If you don't own a pressure cooker, this meatball with marinara recipe will still work in a slow cooker

  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated, 1/2 cup
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 pound meatloaf mix, ground beef and pork combo
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano, or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • Sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (as a garnish)
4.6/5 (32 Votes)

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Sweet and sour meatballs are made with pineapple, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, and simmered until it becomes a ...

  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 30 meatballs, frozen or thawed
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Hot cooked rice
4.6/5 (30 Votes)

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These are incredibly delicious meatballs

  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, 1/4-inch dice
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
  • Pinch crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves, chopped finely
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • MARINARA SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 pound pancetta, diced
  • 2 large Spanish onions, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 4 large garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
  • 4 (28-ounce) cans Italian plum San Marzano tomatoes
4.5/5 (32 Votes)

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These buffalo chicken meatball poppers are crazy good!! The flavors are built to taste like chicken sausage and bu...

  • WING SAUCE:
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper (fine grind)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons buffalo hot sauce
  • 1 cup Frank’s buffalo sauce
  • 8 tablespoons (1-stick) unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons honey
4.5/5 (33 Votes)

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Let’s talk about the best meatballs you will ever taste, which also happen to be filled with ooey, gooey melty mo...

  • 1-pound ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, panko or regular, Italian seasoned or plain
  • 1 whole egg, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 mozzarella cheese string cheese sticks
  • 1 (23-ounce) jar of marinara or 1 (14.5-ounce) jar alfredo sauce, for dipping
4.8/5 (8 Votes)

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This recipe tastes just like the Albondigas (Spanish Meatball Soup) that I enjoyed at the El Minuto restaurant in T...

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 of a medium jalapeño, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 cloves garlic
  • 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 14 1/2 ounce cans chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
4.6/5 (21 Votes)

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These meatballs are full of flavor

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons very finely minced onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 5 tablespoons minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Hot sauce, such as Tabasco
4.4/5 (32 Votes)

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