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Sweet Brown Sugar BBQ Meatballs

Sticky glazed meatballs that are sweet, savory and just a little spicy.

Prep Time

    •    Prep and cook time: 30 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 30


For the meatballs:

    •    1 egg
    •    salt and pepper
    •    1 pound ground beef
    •    2 cloves garlic, grated
    •    1/2 pound ground pork
    •    1/2 cup parmesan cheese
    •    1/2 cup Progresso™ Italian style panko bread crumbs

For the sauce:

    •    chives for garnish
    •    1/2 cup BBQ sauce
    •    1/2 cup brown sugar
    •    2 tbsps chile flake (or to taste)


  1. Mix all of the meatball ingredients together and form your meatballs.

  2. Heat a large frying pan with a little oil and gently, one by one, add in the meatballs. After they cook for about 4 minutes, flip the meatballs and cook an additional 4 minutes. Once they're cooked on the outside, they should be a little less delicate. Making sure none are stuck to the bottom, start tossing them in the pan a little more to cook them evenly. Drain most of the fat, leaving a few tablespoons worth in the pan.

  3. Add 2 tablespoons of water to deglaze the pan, scraping up any stuck on pieces. Add the brown sugar, adding a little more water if it looks too dry. It should start to bubble and look like dark caramel.

  4. Remove from heat and add in the BBQ sauce. Stir well. Serve and top with the chives.

This great family recipe is thanks to Betty Crocker Recipes at


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