BBQ Pork Meatball Skewers & Slaw

Sep 30, 2021, 10:00:00 PM

Heat up the grill before the summer sun changes to fall for these BBQ Meatball Skewers. Dinner is ready in a snap on busy nights!

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Prep: 20 minutes plus soaking - Grill: 10 minutes - Serves: 4


  • 4            (10-inch) wooden skewers
  • 1            pound ground pork
  • 1            large egg
  • 1/2       jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2       small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2       cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3/4       teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2       teaspoon ground black pepper
  •                Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2       cup barbeque sauce
  • 3            tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2            tablespoons olive oil
  • 1            bag (14 ounces) classic coleslaw mix
  •                Chopped green onion for garnish (optional)


1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat; soak skewers in water 20 minutes.

2. In large bowl, gently mix pork, egg, jalapeño pepper, white onion, breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; form into 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Makes about 20 meatballs.

3.  Thread meatballs onto skewers; spray with cooking spray. Place skewers on hot grill rack; cover and cook 10 minutes or until internal temperature of meatballs reaches 160°, brushing with 1/4 cup barbeque sauce after 5 minutes and turning once.

4. In large bowl, whisk vinegar, oil, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper; add coleslaw mix and toss. Makes about 4 cups.

5. Serve skewers over slaw drizzled with remaining 1/4 cup barbeque sauce garnished with green onion, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 skewer, 1 cup slaw): 440 Calories, 25g Fat, 8g Saturated Fat, 122mg Cholesterol, 823mg Sodium, 28g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 16g Sugars, 12g Added Sugars, 25g Protein