Brown Sugar BBQ Meatballs


For the meatballs:

1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 egg
2 cloves garlic, grated
Salt and pepper

For the sauce:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
2 teaspoons chile flake (or to taste)
Chives for garnish


1 Mix all of the meatball ingredients together and form your meatballs.
2 Heat a large frying pan with a little oil and gently, one by one, add in the meatballs. After they cook for about 4 minutes, flip the meatballs and cook an additional 4 minutes. Once they’re cooked on the outside, they should be a little less delicate. Making sure none are stuck to the bottom, start tossing them in the pan a little more to cook them evenly. Drain most of the fat, leaving a few tablespoons worth in the pan.
3 Add 2 tablespoons of water to deglaze the pan, scraping up any stuck on pieces. Add the brown sugar, adding a little more water if it looks too dry. It should start to bubble and look like dark caramel.
4 Remove from heat and add in the BBQ sauce. Stir well. Serve and top with the chives.

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