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BBQ Meatball Sliders
A few years ago, a coworker brought the most delicious homemade meatballs in a homemade BBQ sauce to work for a potluck. We all loved them so much! We piled the delicious little meatballs onto sweet Hawaiian dinner rolls to make sandwiches.
The only problem with these little BBQ meatball sandwiches was the round shape of the meatballs. One little meatball wasn’t enough for our slider size sandwiches, so we would put several meatballs onto one roll. But this was so messy! They kept rolling right out of the sandwich.
Recently, I was thinking of making these oh-so-yummy homemade BBQ meatballs again and the idea hit me… why not make the meatballs into patties?! This way, they are made to be eaten as a sandwich.
So, I went for it! And ya’ll… let me toot my own horn here for a second… these BBQ meatball sliders are genius! Take the potluck favorite meatballs and turn them into dinner!
The “secret” ingredient would have to be the sausage. Good meatballs are always made with a blend of meats, and in this case, I used ground beef and Odom’s Tennessee Pride Country Sausage. You can click on the image below to get this sausage:
I picked up the perfect 1-pound roll of Odom’s Tennessee Pride Country Sausage in mild flavor at Walmart:
This sausage is amazing because of the high quality fresh pork made with the Odom’s family secret spice blend recipe that creates a delicious real country flavor, sure to be a crowd pleaser in any recipe. Odom’s Tennessee Pride Country Sausage can be used in so many ways – from your favorite breakfast dishes to delicious appetizers, lunches, and dinners.
Click here now to check out a bunch of amazing recipes you can make with Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage!
Making BBQ Meatball Sliders
These meatball sliders are pretty simple to make! Start by mixing together ground beef, 1 roll of Odom’s Tennessee Pride Country Sausage, an egg and quick oats as binder, a finely diced onion, evaporated milk, and spices.
The best way to mix the meat is with your hands. Wash them well with soap and water, then use your hands to mix it all together well. Form the meat mixture into patties, about 3-4 inches in diameter, depending on the size of your slider rolls. Remember, the patties will shrink while they cook, so make them bigger than the slider buns to start with. My patties looked to be about the size of regular burgers, but I knew they would shrink considerably while baking.
You’ll bake the patties on a cookie sheet that has been greased with non-stick cooking spray.
While the meatball patties are baking, combine the ingredients for the BBQ sauce in a medium pot and bring it to a slow boil.
When the patties are finished baking, you’ll transfer them to a glass baking dish, then pour the homemade sauce over them.
Finally, bake the BBQ meatball sliders again for about 12 minutes.
That’s it! Just serve the BBQ meatball patties with little sweet Hawaiian dinner rolls or small brioche buns for the perfect little meat”ball” sliders.
Guys… these are so yummy! Homemade BBQ meatballs, but made flat to be perfect between the bread!
If you like homemade BBQ meatballs for an appetizer or party snack, then you’ll love them as a slider sandwich for a meal! Easy to make and full of flavor.
- 1 pound roll of Odom’s Tennessee Pride Country Sausage (mild flavor)
- 1 pound extra lean ground beef
- 1 cup quick oats (must be quick cooking oats)
- 1/2 cup finely diced onion
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup chili sauce
- 1/2 cup grape jelly
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the meat”ball” sliders. Shape the meat mixture into 14-16 patties and place on a large baking sheet (or two medium baking sheets) greased with non-stick cooking spray. Bake the patties for 22 minutes at 350F until cooked through.
- While the patties are baking, prepare the BBQ sauce. In a medium sauce pan, combine the ingredients for the BBQ sauce, then cook over medium heat until the sauce begins to simmer. Cover with a lid and cook on low for 10 minutes.
- When the meat”ball” patties are finished baking, remove them from the baking sheet and arrange into a 9×13 inch glass baking dish (the patties can overlap). Spoon the BBQ sauce over the patties; be sure to completely coat each patty with the sauce.
- Bake the meat”ball” patties at 350F for 12 minutes.
- Serve hot with sliced sweet Hawaiian style rolls or brioche buns to make sliders.
- Cuisine: American
Before you dive in to making your BBQ Meatball Sliders, click here now to find the Odom’s Tennessee Pride Country Sausage at a Walmart near you!