Looking for a scrumptious grilled recipe for your Lag BaOmer picnic or barbecue?  I’ve got you covered.  You will love these tasty sweet and spicy glazed and grilled meatballs. Enjoy!



  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ¼ pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • several drops of Tabasco sauce

Heat the canola oil in a medium skillet, then sauté onion and garlic for about 5 minutes until translucent.  Cool for a few minutes.

Place the ground beef in a large mixing bowl.  Add the barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce, bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  Add the sautéed onions and garlic.  Mix together all ingredients.

Form the mixture into meatballs—about 1 and ½ inches in diameter.

Thread the meatballs onto skewers* or, if desired, grill them individually**.

Combine the glaze ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and whisk together well.

Lightly grease a grill pan or outdoor grill, then preheat for a few minutes.  Place meatball skewers or individual meatballs on the grill for about 8 to 10 minutes, turning them every few minutes to ensure even cooking and browning.

Brush on the glaze every time the meatballs are turned.

Makes about 30 meatballs.

Notes: *Flat stainless steel skewers work best. I use tongs to turn the meatballs. Meatball grilling baskets and pans are available, and help to expedite the process.

** It is easier to turn the meatballs when they are placed individually on the grill.