These Saucy Barbecue Meatballs are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. Quick and easy to make, they’re perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
My kids love meatballs and I’m always looking for new ways to serve them. I made barbecue chicken meatballs that were very similar to these a while back, which the kids loved.
This time around, I decided to make a few changes. Instead of pan-frying the meatballs, I roasted them in the oven, making for less cleanup. While the meatballs roasted in the oven, I made a quick barbecue sauce, doubling the herbs from the previous recipe, and using tomato sauce instead of chopped tomatoes.
By the time the meatballs were ready, the sauce was done, and I simply simmered the meatballs in the barbecue sauce for ten minutes, just to get some meaty flavor into the sauce, and for the barbecue sauce to penetrate the meatballs a bit.
Served with some mashed potatoes (mashed cauliflower and potatoes would have been even better) and steamed broccoli, these Saucy Barbecue Meatballs make for the ultimate comfort dinner on a weekday night. My kids are super busy this year, with the twins in their senior year of high school, so dinnertime is a big deal. I go out of my way to make something special as many nights of the week as possible.