Barbecued Meatballs with Rice

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These tangy meatballs are just wonderful cooked with a flavorful homemade barbecue sauce and served over hot rice.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 45 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef round or sirloin
  • 1 lb. mild bulk pork sausage
  • ⅓ cup minced white onion
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried sage, crumbled
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1½ cups ketchup
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, sausage, onion, eggs, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, sage, and garlic powder.
  • Shape meat into 1½" meatballs. Put half of the meatballs in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook meatballs slowly, carefully turning to brown all sides. This will take about 12–18 minutes for each batch. Pour off excess fat.
  • In a small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce; mix until well blended. Transfer meatballs to a large, heavy saucepan or Dutch oven. Pour sauce over meatballs, mixing gently.
  • Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep meatballs coated, until meatballs are cooked through. Serve meatballs over rice.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef round or sirloin
  • 1 lb. mild bulk pork sausage
  • ⅓ cup minced white onion
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried sage, crumbled
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1½ cups ketchup
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, sausage, onion, eggs, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, sage, and garlic powder.
  • Shape meat into 1½" meatballs. Put half of the meatballs in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook meatballs slowly, carefully turning to brown all sides. This will take about 12–18 minutes for each batch. Pour off excess fat.
  • In a small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce; mix until well blended. Transfer meatballs to a large, heavy saucepan or Dutch oven. Pour sauce over meatballs, mixing gently.
  • Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep meatballs coated, until meatballs are cooked through. Serve meatballs over rice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories420
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol110mg
Sodium1750mg
Total Carbohydrate39g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars22g
Protein24g