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Monday, February 21, 2011

BBQ Meatballs


A couple of weeks ago I popped over to the Pioneer Woman Cooks and spied these tasty little meatballs. Nothing special, really --basically meatloaf mix cooked into balls and topped with a zesty homemade BBQ sauce. Inexpensive, homey, simple, yet delicious -- perfect middle-of-February-and-bored-with-the-cold-and-being-stuck-indoors food. Perfect for some friends and a college basketball game. Perfect for sitting around a nice crackling fire and a good family movie. Just good, old-fashioned simple food.

BBQ Meatballs
serves 6

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
¾ cups oatmeal (I used old-fashioned)
1 cup milk
3 T. finely minced onion
1 t. salt  
black pepper to taste (I used about 1/4 t.)  
1 cup All-Purpose Flour (coating for chilled meatballs)
Canola Oil

1 cup ketchup
2 T. sugar
3 T. vinegar
2 T. Worcestershire
4 T. minced onion
dash Tabasco

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all meatball ingredients. Roll into medium-small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Place sheet in freezer for five minutes.

After 5 minutes, remove meatballs from freezer and immediately dredge in unseasoned flour.
Brown meatballs in canola oil until just brown. Place into a baking dish.

Combine all sauce ingredients*. Pour over meatballs and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. 

Serve with noodles or mashed potatoes to use up extra sauce.

* Double or one and a half times the sauce for enough to use as "gravy."



Priyanka said...

Was planning to make meat balls.... Thanks for ur recipe :)

Abby said...

I've made this recipe before, too. Brad liked it, but I thought they needed a bit more sauce. I like that you served them over noodles!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Abby, Be sure to double the sauce next time. I may have made half again, but it's been a few weeks (and my memory is just awful!).

Sammie said...

I saw this recipe at pioneer woman and was wanting to try it. Thanks for a second opinion, I'll definitely give this one a shot!