Beefballs with Barbecue Sauce or Ruby Sauce

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 small onion, finely minced
  • 1 cup finely crushed cracker crumbs
  • 1 egg
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  • 1/2 cup milk


Combine meatball ingredients and form into 1-inch meat balls. Bake in shallow baking dish on rack in 350 degree F oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until done.

Pour desired sauce over beefballs and place beefballs in crockpot, frying pan, or fondue pot. Serve warm.

Barbecue Sauce:


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 tsp. horseradish
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder


Saute' onion in butter until tender. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 15 minutes. pour over beefballs and keep warm.

Ruby Sauce:


  • 1-16 oz. can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate


Combine ingredients, blending until smooth. Heat until warm. Pour over beefballs or use as a dip.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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