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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bar B Que Meatballs

Its been awhile since I have been on here again but I think about this blog and all of you all the time. We just had a great weekend down at the coast for the 4th of July and last week I worked alot of hours. As a result of all this crazy busy-ness I havent been able to cook! I sure do miss it. I made this recipe a month or so ago and finally took pics. This recipe is a favorite of all of ours. I read about it on The Pioneer Woman site awhile back and I have made it a few times. Ree, the pioneer woman, calls it comfort food to the max and is she ever right! The flavor of this is incredible. It is great with a side of creamy mashed potatoes. It is also great leftovers, if you happen to have any. Please try this, you will love it. This first pic is actually of the ingredients you need for the sauce that you will pour over it after you put together the meatballs and before you cook it.
You can go ahead and mix this together while you are preparing the meatballs. It will give the sauce and chance to "marry". I always thought that was a funny term for cooking, but I think it helps when this sauce can sit and mingle. This touch of sweet and savory sauce is what makes this dish so tasty!

Mix up your meat mixture. It is ground beef, oats, milk, minced onions, salt, pepper. So easy!

Shape into balls and place in your freezer.

After freezing them for about 5 minutes, dredge in flour and brown in canola oil.

Place in your baking dish and pour the sauce over all of them.

Bake for 350 for about 45 min. These things are absolutely amazing.

BAR B Q Meatballs
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
3/4 cup oats
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons minced onion
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
plenty of ground black pepper

1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons worcestershire
4-6 tablespoons minced onion
Dash of tabasco

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together for the sauce and set aside. Combine meatball ingredients. Roll into medium sized balls and place on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Remove from freezer and immediately dredge in unseasoned flour. Brown meatballs in canola oil and place into a baking dish. Spread sauce evenly over the meatballs and bake for 45 minutes.

Your entire family will love these, I guarantee it. I know its summer and its hot but sometimes we need to feed our soul with some comfort food. On a different note, please pray for rain. We are really drying up down here in south Texas. I worry for the farmers and for the animals!


Heidi said...

I made these a while back and everyone loved them! Yours looks great and makes me want to eat them again really soon.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Yummy I love meatballs. Glad to see you posting again Joan, I missed ya girl. We Texas girls gotta stick together.

Alwayzbakin said...

Mmmmm. They look yummy!

Kristy said...

Hi Joan, Happy Belated Anniversary! I posted some pics of the girls on my FB, so when you get a chance go see okay.

Love u

TheRoosterChick said...

I think I could eat that whole batch all by myself... all alone... just me. (hanging head in shame)