How to Make Smoked Meatballs

How to make smoked meatballs and spaghetti sauce. In this video, Joe smokes some meatballs and adds them to a delicious spaghetti sauce. Check out our food smoking blog for some creative recipes:

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1 pound lean ground beef

1 teaspoon salt 

1 teaspoon pepper

2/3 cup bread crumbs

2/3 cup milk

1 finely diced onion

1 large egg

For the sauce:

1 tablespoon oil

Diced onion

4 cups sliced mushrooms

2 tablespoons butter



28 oz can of diced tomatoes

1 can of tomato paste

2/3 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

½ cup chopped olives

½ head garlic


Wine is optional

Directions to the recipe: 1. In a bowl add your ground beef, salt, pepper, bread crumbs, milk, diced onion, and one egg and mix them thoroughly together with your hands. 

2. Roll the ground beef mix with your hands, making them into a meatball, and place them on a rack. 

3. Slide your rack into the smoker and change your cook temp to 290 F (143 C), cook time to 2 hours, smoke time to 2 hours, and add 6 hickory bisquettes into your smoker. 

4. While the meatballs are smoking, prepare the spaghetti sauce. On one pan, add oil and diced onions. On a separate pan, add half a stick of butter and add 4 cups of sliced mushrooms. 

5. In your mushroom pan, add your garlic and stir it around, then pour the pan with the mushrooms into the tomato paste mix, add 2 cups of water, and let it boil. (1 cup of wine is optional)

6. Fill a big pot with water and let it boil, as it is boiling, add your spaghetti until it is Al Dente or to your liking. 

7. Once the meatballs are done smoking, add them to your tomato mix. 

8. Once the spaghetti is done, put your tomato mix and meatballs into the spaghetti and enjoy! 
Recipe by: Smokin’ with Joe- Video