Meatballs On The Grill

Dated: 05/19/2017

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 Summertime on the Grill

It is that time of year again, dust off the grill, plant some flowers or a whole garden and roll out the lawn chairs for some fun in the sun. I am going to share one of my sister’s “on the grill” recipes from her cookbook, with her permission of course…. Sarah’s Cookbook – Recipes from the Kitchen of Sarah Wanless Vol. 1.  You can view all of Sarah’s recipes online at


“This will be the signature dish at my restaurant. I came up with this one day when it was 103 degrees in the shade. Cooking meatballs inside was not an option. Then I figured meatballs are just weirdly shaped hamburgers, sort of…..”

Recipe Type: On The Grill
Serves: About 36 Large (3oz.) Meatballs
Prep Time: ½ hour
Cooking Time: 20 minutes/batch


5lbs Ground Chuck, about 85% Lean
1 lb. Spicy Italian Sausage, ground or removed from casings
4 Eggs
2 C Large Homemade Breadcrumbs
¼ C Tomato Sauce
1 T each Italian Seasoning, Basil, Oregano, Parsley
1 t each Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt
½ t Pepper

Preparation Steps:

1). Put everything into a large bowl, and mush together with your hands. Fun and gross! Don’t overwork but try to get a nice, firm consistency. Add extra breadcrumbs if the mixture is to wet. If you don’t have any breadcrumbs, just take about 4 slices of older bread, wet it with water, then squeeze out all the water you can, discarding the water. Crumble the damp bread into the bowl of meat.

2). Roll into meatballs between the plams of your hands. Try to estimate about 5 meatballs per pound, ending up with 30 to 36 meatballs.

3). Preheat the grill to 325 degrees while you are rolling the meatballs. Take a damp paper towel and dunk it in some vegetable oil. Rub this on the grill, using grilling tongs.

4). Place the meatballs on the grill, a couple of inches apart. Turn every 3 to 5 minutes, browning all 6 “sides.” Fat will drip out of the meatballs as they are cooking, be careful of flares. Meatballs will be fully cooked in about 20 minutes. Continue with the next batch until done.

5). Meatballs  can be frozen when cool, put into sauce, or used for sandwiches or pizza.

Predecessor Recipes

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Homemade Breadcrumbs

Yummy! These sound so good I think I am going to make them at my 1st Summer Party this year.


Karen Zaczkowski specializes in selling Real Estate in the South Denver Metro Area including
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