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BBQ Meatballs in a bowl

Smoked bbq meatballs

  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 pound of ground pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon of fennel seed (crushed or ground) 
  • 1 pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 
  • 1 cup of bbq sauce 
  • 1 cup of grape jelly 


  1. In a bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork sausage, 2 eggs, Italian bread crumbs and seasonings together. 
  2. Form meatballs that are slightly smaller than a golfball. 
  3. Place meatballs on your smoker and cook at 225°F for an hour and a half or until the meatballs reach an internal temperature of 145°F. 
  4. Take your favorite bbq sauce and combine with grape jelly and microwave for 20-30 seconds. Whisk together to combine well. 
  5. Remove the meatballs from your smoker and place them into a foil pan and add the bbq sauce mix right on top, making sure each meatball is covered. 
  6. Place foil pan back into your smoker for another 30 minutes with the temperature of the smoker increased to 275. 
  7. Remove meatballs from the smoker after 30 minutes and enjoy. 
  • Author: Jordan Hanger
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: BBQ
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: meatballs, bbq meatballs, appetizer