Tuesday, May 21, 2013

BBQ Meatballs

This recipe is one of my sister's pioneer woman favorites. She made this recipe for us when she was here, and Fletcher loved it. I took note of his subtle commentary and decided I should try the recipe myself. It did not disappoint. 
 Mix together meatball ingredients. Roll into a ball and place on a cookie sheet in the freezer for 5 minutes (this will make the next step easier). While the meatballs are in the freezer, mix together the ingredients for the sauce. 
 
When you take the meatballs out of the freezer, you immediately coat them with flour. Heat 3 Tbsp. of canloa oil in a heavy skillet. just until brown. Cook meatballs in the skillet, just until brown on both sides. Place into a baking dish.  Cover the meatballs with the sauce and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. 
This recipe is going into the "comfort food" tab in my brain. A good, husband-pleasing staple. 

Pioneer Woman's BBQ Meatballs:
1 & 1/2 lbs ground beef
3/4 cup oats
1 cup milk
3 Tbsp. finely minced onion
1 & 1/2 tsp salt
Ground pepper

Sauce:
1 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. vinegar
2 Tbsp. worcestershire
4-6 Tbsp. minced onion
Dash of tabasco

For browning the meatballs you will need about 1 cup of flour and 3 Tbsp. canola oil

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