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Oven Baked BBQ Meatballs

This easy recipe for Oven Baked BBQ Meatballs is the best freezer meal idea for double dinners or potlucks. Freezer meals make ahead recipes with list.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Author My Farmhouse Table



  • 2 cups Saltine Crackers, finely crushed about one sleeve of crackers
  • 1 can (12 oz) Evaporated Milk
  • 2 Eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

BBQ Sauce

  • 2 cups Ketchup
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid Smoke, optional



  1. In a large bowl, pour the evaporated milk and beaten eggs over the crushed crackers. Stir to combine.

  2. Add in ground beef, onion, salt, chili powder, and pepper. Mix to combine.

  3. Form the meat mixture into 1 1/2 to 2 inch balls.

  4. Place meatballs onto a large baking sheet. Bake meatballs at 375°F for 20-25 minutes until browned.

BBQ Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan; combine ketchup, brown sugar, chopped onion, and liquid smoke.

  2. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.

To Prepare

  1. Divide the baked meatballs in half between two baking pans (I use 9x13 inch).

  2. Spoon the bbq sauce over the meatballs, dividing it between the two baking pans.

  3. Cover one of the baking pans with aluminum foil. Write the following instructions on the foil:

    Oven Baked BBQ Meatballs

    __/__/__ (Date)

    *Thaw Overnight in the Fridge

    *Bake uncovered at 350°F for 20-30 minutes

    Place prepared baking pan in the freezer for a meal at a later time.

  4. With the second baking pan, place in a preheated oven set at 350°F. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until meatballs are heated and sauce is thick and bubbling.