Recipe: BBQ Smoked Meatballs

bbq meatballs recipe

This is a savory twist on a pary favorite. BBQ Smoked Meatballs are easy to make with no fuss once they are in the smoker.

BBQ Smoked Meatballs

Yield: about 65 meatballs



Place the roughly chopped bell pepper, onion and garlic in a food processor and pulse until nearly pureed (alternatively, chop them by hand as fine as possible). Combine all ingredients, except sauce, in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, mix on medium for about 1 minute. The mixture should be tacky and hold together.

Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Smoker to 225ºF. Form the meat mixture into 3/4 oz balls. Place on Frogmats in your cooker. Smoke at 225ºF until meatballs reach internal temperature of 165ºF, about 1-1.5 hours. Check internal temperature with an instant read thermometer like the Maverick PT-100. Transfer to a pan/dish/crock pot. Toss in sauce immediately.

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  1. Mike Tharp
    November 15, 2017

    One question for preparation…are you mixing the Yardbird into the mix or putting on like a rub after you make the balls, prior to smoking?

    1. Julie
      August 25, 2018

      I added the rub to the mixture but you can certainly roll them in it before adding to the smoker.

  2. Lisa
    December 8, 2018

    This was absolutely fantastically delicious!! So glad that you share this.


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