January Recipes

Slow-Cooked Beer-Barbeque Sauced Meatballs

A bowl of Slow Cooked Beer Barbeque Sauced Meatballs
Hands On:
20 minutes
Total Time:
230 minutes


  • 1 (12 oz.) can American-style IPA beer
  • 1 cup That’s Smart! original barbeque sauce
  • 1 tbsp Hy-Vee Korean gochujang sauce
  • 3 tsp Kansas City BBQ rub, divided
  • 2 Hy-Vee large eggs, beaten
  • 1 lb Hy-Vee 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 lb fresh ground pork sausage
  • 1 cup Hy-Vee Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Hy-Vee Short Cuts chopped tricolor bell peppers, finely chopped
  • Italian parsley, for garnish, for garnish
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Preheat oven to 375°. For sauce, whisk together beer, barbeque sauce, gochujang and 1 tsp. BBQ rub in medium bowl; set aside.
Combine eggs, ground beef, pork sausage, panko, bell peppers and remaining 2 tsp. BBQ rub in a large bowl.
Form meat mixture into meatballs using a 1-in. scoop. Place meatballs in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Pour sauce mixture over meatballs. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or until meatballs reach 165°.
To serve, transfer to serving bowl. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
FOR OVEN METHOD Preheat oven to 375°. Form meat mixture into meatballs as directed. Arrange the meatballs in a 13x9-in. baking dish. Pour sauce mixture over meatballs; stir to coat. Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until meatballs reach 165°, stirring halfway through.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 14
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 11g 14%
Saturated Fat: 3.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 75mg 25%
Sodium: 600mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugars: 7g 14%
Protein: 14g 28%

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