BBQ Ranch Meatballs
Some of my favorite things all in one dish, BBQ Ranch Meatballs! These meatballs are super moist and flavorful. Great as a party appetizer or make them a meal with your favorite sides.
I used a half and half combo of beef and pork for these meatballs. I find that the addition of pork always makes for a better textured meatball. A few spices, garlic and onions, breadcrumbs, eggs, and of course some Annie’s Cowgirl Ranch dressing are what these meatballs are made up of.
Mix everything together and form into equal sized meatballs, about 2-inches in diameter. I use a cookie dough scoop to help keep them uniform in size, which is important for even cooking.
Once baked, I baste them in my BBQ Ranch mixture, and bake for just a couple more minutes until saucy and delish!
I love using dressings like Annie’s for more than just salads. Dressings make awesome marinades for proteins, sauces for dipping and dunking, and these meatballs!
Serve these with your favorite potatoes and a side salad for a meal, or enjoy as a pop-able, bite-sized appetizer. Everyone will love them!
So good, you must try! Perfect for fall game day weekends. Double this BBQ Ranch Meatball recipe to feed a crowd, or freeze for future easy access meals. If you love meatballs like me, check out all my tasty meatball ideas here.
BBQ Ranch Meatballs
Tender, flavorful, saucy meatballs. Make it a meal or serve at your next game day spread!
For the meatballs
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1/2 medium yellow onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup Annie's Organic Cowgirl Ranch Dressing
For the sauce
- 3/4 cup Annie's Organic Cowgirl Ranch Dressing
- 1/2 cup bbq sauce
Preheat oven to 350° and line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl gently mix all meatball ingredients until combined. Form into round meatballs, about 2-inches in diameter. Bake for 20 minutes.
While meatballs are baking, combine the 3/4 cup Annie's Organic Cowgirl Ranch Dressing and 1/2 cup bbq sauce.
When meatballs are done, remove from oven and turn the oven up to 375°. Baste meatballs with bbq ranch sauce. Reserve remaining sauce for serving. Bake basted meatballs for 5 minutes. Serve immediately with additional sauce.