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Delicious BBQ Meatballs Perfect For All Occasions

My mother-in-law would make these delicious meatballs for events and gathering and I thought they were the most mouth-watering pieces of beefy goodness.  Over the years I have changed the recipe, but only slightly. These meatballs are perfect for parties and pot-lucks. You will be surprised how easy they are to make.

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To spruce up the recipe, I added shredded cheese. My easy meatball recipe gets a little zestier when you add Stella Parmesan cheese.  Holiday cheese recipes don’t have to just be a cheese and crackers. There is something wonderful about having adding cheese to your traditional holiday recipes. 

These meatballs are not just for serving as appetizers during a big holiday dinner, they can be eaten anytime. #StellaCheeses Click To Tweet
Delicious BBQ Meatballs Perfect For All Occasions

My local grocery store had some amazing Stella cheese to choose from. The cheeses are rich and full of flavor. With an Italian history of traditional cheesemaking, Stella® cheese is the perfect addition to these meatballs. 

Delicious BBQ Meatballs Perfect For All Occasions

Italian BBQ Cheesy Meatballs Sandwiches

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Keyword BBQ Meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 Dozen


  • 2.5 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Chopped Onion
  • 1 Chopped Bell Pepper
  • 3/4 Cup Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp granulated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp Ground Basil
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Bottle BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup Stella Parmesan Cheese
  • 6 Buns optional
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  • In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients, soy, sauce, two tablespoons of BBQ sauce and beef
  • Add onions, peppers, egg, and milk, mix thoroughly.
  • Heat a skillet with oil
  • Shape your meatballs (about 1 inch) 
  • Add meatballs, and cook, flipping occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes
  • Add BBQ sauce to the meatballs
  • Garnish with fresh Stella Parmesan Cheese 


These can be prepared in the slow cooker as well. Place meatballs in a slow cooker. Combine sauces and pour over meatballs. Cover and cook 4 hours on HIGH.
bbq meatballs

You can garnish these with shredded cheese and serve on a toothpick as appetizers. These delcious bbq meatballs make an excellent sandwich for parties and family gatherings. I love to eat them like this. They are perfect for a holiday game night or New Year’s Eve. 

Delicious BBQ Meatballs Perfect For All Occasions

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