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smoked meatballs in a black dish
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4.08 from 13 votes

Smoked Meatballs

There unbelievable flavor in these smoked meatballs which are juicy and oh-so tasty! Serve with your favorite sauce or just nibble on them like they are!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, smoked, smoked meatballs, traeger
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 363kcal


  • 2 slices white bread
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 lb lean ground beef 80/20
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper


  • Tear the bread into pieces and put it into a small bowl. Pour the milk over the bread and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the ingredients by putting everything into a large bowl.
  • Add the soaked bread and any residual milk.
  • Using your hands, mix all the ingredients together but don't overmix. Just mix until it is all combined.
  • Form the mixture into 36 ping pong ball sized meatballs. Pop them into a meatball griller and smoke at 180-F for 30 minutes.
  • Turn the heat up to 225-F and continue to smoke for an additional hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165-F.
  • Rest the meatballs lightly covered with foil for 15 minutes then serve and enjoy!


Serving: 6meatballs | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg