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Olga Drozd

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Meatballs with Barbecue Sauce
« on: May 02, 2018, 05:18:14 PM »
Meatballs with Barbecue Sauce

These spicy meatballs are always a hit with all ages.  Serve as a main course or as an hors d'oeuvre for a cocktail party.

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
2 Tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper

BARBECUE SAUCE:

1 cup chili sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 cup water
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients except Barbecue Sauce thoroughly.  cover and refrigerate for 1 hour for easier handling.  In the meantime, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Form meat into 1-inch balls.

Place meatballs on a baking sheet with a rim and bake until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.  Transfer to a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish lightly coated with cooking spray or oil.

For the Barbecue Sauce: 
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients and simmer 5 minutes.

Reduce heat to 350 degrees F.  Pour sauce over meatballs.  Cover and bake until heated through, 35 to 40 minutes. Serves 4 to 6.

NOTE:  Make 1/2 inch balls if serving as hors d'oeuvres, and make a double batch.  They disappear fast.