Big Boy BBQ Beef Meatballs

Big Boy BBQ Beef Meatballs

These Big Boy BBQ Beef Meatballs are great for people trying to gain weight and muscle. They are energy dense with over 1,000 calories per meal. They are made up of BBQ beef meatballs, flavored rice, and potato wedges.
PREP TIME
25 Minutes
COOK TIME
35 Minutes

Per Serving – Makes 5

1019 Calories

130g C | 55g P | 31g F

How to Meal Prep Big Boy BBQ Beef Meatballs

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Big Boy BBQ Beef Meatballs

4.64 from 11 votes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, meal prep
Keyword: beef, free, gluten free, meal prep
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 1019kcal
These Big Boy BBQ Beef Meatballs are great for people trying to gain weight and muscle. They are energy dense with over 1,000 calories per meal. They are made up of BBQ beef meatballs, flavored rice, and potato wedges.
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Equipment

Ingredients

For the Meatballs

  • 2 lbs (908 g) ground beef (90/10)
  • 2 (120 g) eggs
  • cup oat flour
  • 2 tsp (6 g) garlic powder
  • 2 tsp (6 g) onion powder
  • tsp (9 g) salt
  • 1 tsp (3 g) pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) BBQ sauce

For the Rice

  • cups (270 g) rice
  • 5 oz (140 g) spinach
  • 1 can (430 g) pinto beans
  • 1 medium (200 g) red onion
  • 2 tsp (6 g) paprika
  • 2 tsp (6 g) garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) oil

For the Potatoes

  • 5 medium (1000 g) russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Condiments

  • 5 tbsp (75 g) BBQ sauce
  • 10 tbsp (150 g) ketchup

Instructions

For the Rice

  • Cook the rice using your preferred method. Rinse it first until the water runs clear and get it started while you prepare the remaining components.

For the Potatoes

  • Wash and cut your potatoes into wedges.
  • Add the potatoes to a bowl and drizzle in 2 tbsp (30g) of oil. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Toss the potatoes to coat with the oil and seasonings.
  • Spray a large sheet pan with oil and lay the wedges down nicely onto the sheet pan. Roast at 400 °F for 20-25 minutes. Flip them to the other side after about 15 minutes. Continue cooking until browned sufficiently.

For the Meatballs

  • Into a large bowl, add the beef, eggs, oat flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and BBQ sauce. Mix the eggs and seasonings into the beef. NOTE: You can use whole oats or breadcrumbs if you don't have oat flour.
  • Spray a sheet pan with oil and using a 1oz (30g) cookie scoop, create your meatballs lay them out onto the sheet pan. Be sure you keep enough space between the meatballs. Use two sheet pans if needed. For reference, I yielded 30 meatballs.
  • Once all of the meat mixture has been formed into shaggy meatballs, oil your hands and toss the meatballs between them a few times to tighten them into shape.
  • Roast at 400 °F for 20 minutes.

For the Rice

  • Cut your red onion into thin slices. Roughly chop the spinach into small pieces.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, add 1 tbsp of oil and cook the onions for about 3 minutes or until they start to develop color.
  • Dump in the spinach and stir it around to wilt.
  • Drain and rinse your canned pinto beans and add them to the skillet. Stir into the vegetables.
  • To the skillet, add in all of the rice you cooked and season with the paprika, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix to combine and set aside until ready to plate.

Plating

  • This recipe makes 5 servings. Divide your ingredients evenly between 5 containers.
  • Each dish gets an extra 1 tbsp of BBQ sauce before reheating and 2 Tbsp of ketchup for the potatoes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 1019kcal | Carbohydrates: 130g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 31g | Fiber: 11g

Nutritional Info for Big Boy BBQ Beef Meatballs

The information in this table represents the estimate for the total nutrition of the recipe as it is written. If you wanted to split the recipe into more or less servings than what is originally listed you can use this table to determine the nutritional estimates.  If you update the number of servings in the “Servings” field of the recipe above, the information in these tables are no longer accurate as you have updated the ingredients.

Servings
Carbs
651g
Protein
272.5g
Fat
154.8g
Calories
5087.2 cals

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Ceddy

    5 stars
    Quick to make and tastes good. Easy to follow and made with ingredients I usually have at home anyways.

  2. Arthur

    Do not make the same mistake as I did, not 90 but 30g of barbecue sauce in the meatballs like in the YouTube video.

  3. Daniel

    5 stars
    Easy to make + tastes good solid recipe if you need to eat a lot of calories

  4. Jared Jacoby

    Anyone know what the calories per serving would be if you cut out the potatoes instead of the rice?

    1. Jacob

      i believe it would be approximately 851 Calories per serving

  5. Gabriel

    4 stars
    pretty good but man there’s something weird about the rice. idk if it’s the seasoning or maybe i put too much onion, but it’s pretty tough for me to eat lol

  6. Steffie

    4 stars
    Love the recipe but can I make it less dry? I don’t want to put a lot of barbecue sauce on it.

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