Crock-Pot BBQ Mini Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 pound package extra lean ground beef or turkey, see shopping tips
  • ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg or 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup onions, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1½ cups onions, diced
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce, I used Sweet Baby Rays, or use your favorite
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (add ⅛ teaspoon more if you like a bit of kick)

Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, onions, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Using clean hands, mix all the ingredients and form 24 small meatballs, about ⅛ cup each (2 tablespoons)

2. To cook 1½ cups onions for sauce: cook in microwave for 2-3 minutes to soften.

3. Pour barbecue sauce into crock-pot. Add softened onions and mix well. Drop meatballs into sauce. Mix around to cover completely with sauce. Set crock-pot to low, 6 hours or on high heat 3 hours.

Makes 24 meatballs

Nutrition Facts

for 1 meatball and sauce
74 calories
1g fat
0g sat fat
7mg chol
5g prot
0g fiber
233mg sod
7g sugar

SmartPoints value : 3

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