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Auntie L’s Smoky Beefy Meatballs

Meatballs, anyone? You need my Auntie L’s Smoky Beefy Meatballs recipe. 

Auntie L’s Smoky Beefy Meatballs are sure to warm and satisfy your family’s stomachs this Fall.

My Aunt Leah makes THE best meatballs in the whole entire world.

The main ingredient is the beef, of course. I only use beef I raised myself on our farm.

We fed out a steer all summer. We recently got this meat back and now our freezer is full of meat for the cold winter months.

Beefy and Smoky Meatballs

Auntie L’s smoky beefy meat balls is the first recipe I’ve made using this year’s fresh beef.

Not only are they full of beefy flavor, but Auntie L. adds in a secret ingredient. This secret ingredient in the sauce is the key to the smoky flavor we all love in the Fall.

There’s nothing better than a little liquid smoke added in for a smoky flavor. It smells just as good as it tastes.

Here is the recipe for Auntie L’s smoky beefy meatballs. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser.


2 Eggs
1 Cup Milk
3 lbs Ground Beef
2 Cups Oatmeal
1 tsp. Onion Powder
2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder

Beefy Smoky Meatballs


2 Cups Ketchup
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp. Liquid Smoke
1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt
1 Cup Water

Beefy Smoky Meatballs

Roll the beef mix into medium size balls and soak into the sauce. Then, place the meat balls in a lightly greased clear baking dish. Pour the rest of the sauce evenly over the meat balls.

Bake @ 350 degrees for 1 Hour. The meatballs should be thoroughly cooked and the sauce bubbling.

More farm fresh ingredients in this recipe:

As I mentioned before, I raised the ground beef from a calf on our farm. But, the beef is not the only farm fresh ingredient found in this recipe.

The ketchup is homemade. I made and canned the ketchup earlier this summer from tomatoes I grew in my garden. I used Mrs. Wage’s packets for seasonings and canned several pints and half pints of the ketchup.

The ketchup tastes super delicious, especially in recipes like these meatballs.

I hope you enjoy my Auntie L’s smoky beefy meatballs as much as I do.

Auntie L's Smoky Beefy Meatballs

Every time I eat them, I enjoy a little taste of home. I hope you do as well.

~ Much Love ~



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