HONEY BBQ MEATBALLS RECIPE – They are made with ground pork and smothered with a sweet honey barbecue sauce. You won’t be wondering where the beef is in this tasty variation of a traditional meatball recipe.
— 2 pounds ground pork
— 1 large egg, beaten
— ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
— 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
— 2 teaspoons salt
— ½ teaspoon black pepper
— ½ cup milk
— ½ cup fine dry breadcrumbs
— 2 cloves garlic, minced
— ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
— 1 cup barbecue sauce
— ⅓ cup honey
— ⅓ cup grape jelly
Pre-heat oven to 350 °F.
In a large bowl, combine the ground pork, beaten egg, cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix together until just combined.
In a medium bowl, combine the milk, breadcrumbs, garlic, and onion.
Add the milk mixture to the meat mixture, being careful not to overwork ingredients.
Form into desired size meatballs, greasing hands before starting to keep the meat from sticking, and place in a greased 8×8 pan.
Place in preheated oven and roast for about 15 minutes (or until the meatballs are crisp on the outside).
In a medium bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, honey, and grape jelly.
Pour the sauce over the cooked meatballs. Cover the dish with foil and return it to the oven to bake for an additional 15 minutes (or until the meatballs are cooked through – 165 °F on a meat thermometer).