BBQ Meatball Sub

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Grilled BBQ Pork and Beef Meatballs are topped with crispy onions and served in sweet Hawaiian hot dog buns in this scrumptious Meatball Sub recipe!

BBQ Meatball Sub Recipe

Growing up, I loved to put BBQ sauce on everything! Maybe it was the sweetness of the sauce, or maybe the fact that I grew up in the south, but either way, I loved it!

BBQ Meatball Sub Recipe

Two of my favorite things to put BBQ sauce on were hamburgers and onion rings, so I combined these two in my latest meatball sub recipe!

BBQ Meatball Subs Recipe

The combination of soft, sweet Hawaiian rolls, rich, hearty meatballs, thick, sweet BBQ sauce and crispy, salty onions is definitely a winner!

BBQ Meatball Sub Ingredients

BBQ Meatball Sub Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • ½ cup red onion (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder
  • 1 egg (whisked)
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (divided)
  • 8 sweet Hawaiian hot dog buns
  • 1 cup crispy onions

BBQ Meatball Sub Instructions

Preheat the grill to medium. Combine the ground beef, ground pork, red onion and garlic in a large bowl.

BBQ Meatball Sub Recipe

Add the chili powder, paprika, kosher salt, brown sugar, cumin, black pepper, mustard powder, egg, and ½ cup BBQ sauce.

Combine all of the ingredients, then form into 16 meatballs.

BBQ Meatball Sub Recipe

Place the meatballs on the grill. Grill for 6-8 minutes, flip, then grill for an additional 6-8 minutes. About 3 minutes before removing the meatballs from the grill, place the hot dog buns on the grill to lightly toast.

Remove the buns and meatballs from the grill and place 2 meatballs on each bun.

Top with the crispy onions and drizzle the additional BBQ sauce over the top.

Grilled BBQ Meatball Subs

One of the reasons I love this recipe is because it’s easily prepared in 30 minutes, making it perfect for weeknight dinners, as well as weekend BBQs!

Grilled BBQ Meatball Subs

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BBQ Meatball Subs with Crispy Onions

BBQ Meatball Subs Recipe
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BBQ Meatball Sub

Grilled BBQ Pork and Beef Meatballs are topped with crispy onions and served in sweet Hawaiian hot dog buns in this scrumptious Meatball Sub recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 8 meatball subs
Calories 533 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • ½ cup red onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce divided
  • 8 sweet Hawaiian hot dog buns
  • 1 cup crispy onions

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium.
  2. Combine the ground beef, ground pork, red onion and garlic in a large bowl.
  3. Add the chili powder, paprika, kosher salt, brown sugar, cumin, black pepper, mustard powder, egg, and ½ cup BBQ sauce.
  4. Combine all of the ingredients, then form into 16 meatballs.
  5. Place the meatballs on the grill. Grill for 6-8 minutes, flip, then grill for an additional 6-8 minutes. 

  6. About 3 minutes before removing the meatballs from the grill, place the hot dog buns on the grill to lightly toast.

  7. Remove the buns and meatballs from the grill and place 2 meatballs on each bun.
  8. Top with the crispy onions and drizzle the additional BBQ sauce over the top.