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Way Better BBQ Meatballs

Homemade BBQ Meatballs is an easy freezer meal.

Homemade BBQ Meatballs are made with sprouted Way Better Snacks Simply Unbeatable Blues Tortilla Chips.  There is nothing better than being able to add sprouted seeds to a dish that my family loves 🙂  It is that secret ingredient that makes me feel Way Better about serving!

Homemade BBQ Meatballs is an easy freezer meal.

Homemade meatballs are very easy to prepare and you can freeze them to use at a later time. The batch makes so much that I was able to divide it into 3 meals. This meal can be gluten free as long as your meat and oats are Gluten Free.


When I prepare BBQ meatballs for the freezer I simply pull them out of freezer the night before and let it thaw in the fridge. Be sure to check out our Freezer Cooking Series.  You could also make these meatballs into Muffin Size using this technique of meatloaf in a muffin tin.

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 6 Points Per Serving (6 servings)

Way Better BBQ Meatballs

Homemade BBQ Meatballs is an easy freezer meal. 
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:40 minutes
Total Time:50 minutes


  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cups oats quick-cooking or old fashioned
  • 1 1/2 cups Way Better Snacks finely crushed
  • 1 whole onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pounds raw ground beef

Barbecue Sauce:

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Combine all meatball ingredients and mix well.
  • Shape into one-inch balls and lay on a cookie sheet.
  • To freeze: Freeze uncooked meatballs on a cookie sheet for one hour.
  • Remove from cookie sheet and transfer to airtight ziplop freezer bags.
  • To serve: Thaw meatballs overnight (or for 8 hours) in the refrigerator.
  • Put in a greased baking dish and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • While meatballs are cooking, combine Barbecue Sauce ingredients together in a saucepan on the stove.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for two minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Pour Barbecue Sauce over meatballs and bake for 10-20 minutes longer, or until done.
Servings: 4
Author: Adapted from Taste of Home

Other Recipes Made With Way Better Snacks:
Baked “Fried” Squash
Way Better Yogurt
Way Better Chicken Tenders
Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Taco Bake

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  1. These look so good but, unfortunately, my daughter doesn’t care for bbq sauce. 🙁 Would these meatballs be good for something else like swedish meatballs or spaghetti and meatballs?

  2. This recipe sounds delicious! I hope I can keep from eating the entire package of Way Better Snacks while cooking them! 🙂

  3. This is a great idea. I always add crackers or bread crumbs to meatloaf or meatballs but I never would have thought about adding Way Better tortilla chips! I’ll have to try it out!

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