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Beer BBQ Meatballs

Servings: 54 meatballs
Author: Shinee
Ditch that grape jelly cocktail meatball recipe. And spoil your guests with beer BBQ meatballs instead! Juicy tender meatballs in smoky, rich and slightly sweet beer bbq sauce. The BEST!
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For meatballs:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup Panko Japanese breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup BBQ sauce of your choice
  • 1 cup beer of your choice
  • Couple squirts of Sriracha
  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (177°C).
  • To make the meatballs, in a large bowl, combine beef, panko, garlic, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients.
  • To make uniform meatballs, use a medium cookie scoop and form 1.5-inch meatballs. Roll each meatball between you palms to smooth them out.
  • To make the sauce, whisk together BBQ sauce and beer. Stir in couple squirts of Sriracha and pinch of salt.
  • Arrange the meatballs in a baking dish. Add the sauce over the meatballs and carefully mix until meatballs are coated. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through. (If you’re using frozen meatballs bake for about 1 hour.)
  • You can also use slow cooker to cook the meatballs. Simply place the meatballs with sauce and cook for 5 hours on low.


For video tutorial and additional notes, read the post above.