Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Barbecue Meatballs from Karen’s Kitchen


It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is BARBECUE MEATBALLS!

This recipe came from my mother. I remember smelling these savory little balls of heaven all day, every time there was a party or barbecue. The waiting was hard, I tell you! 🙂 It’s the perfect BYO food and so easy to make.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


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[Perfect for Potlucks & Parties]

½ lb. pork sausage
3 lbs. hamburger
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ cup chopped onion
2 eggs
3 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
4 slices bread
½ cup milk

Mix bread and milk and heat until mushy. Mix the rest of the ingredients into the mush and form meatballs. Bake 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Add to sauce below prepared in crockpot. Cook 3-4 hours.

Sauce: 1 (28 oz.) catsup, 8 oz. tomato puree, ½ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup lemon juice, ½ tsp. seasoned salt, few drops liquid smoke.

Happy Eating!

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4 Responses to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Barbecue Meatballs from Karen’s Kitchen

  1. Tammy Hall says:

    They sound delicious! Can’t wait to try it out on hubby first. Lol! Thank you for some very yummy recipes. I enjoy cooking. I find myself looking forward to your recgipes.

    Thanks again Karen!

  2. Karen Docter says:

    I hope he likes them. They’re kind of a sweet barbecue flavor. Not my husband’s cup of tea so I love when I can take them to parties. Hope you both enjoy them. 🙂

  3. Rose Arbor says:

    Yum! And we’re having a big bbq on Mothers Day, so it’s very timely.

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