Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Comfort Food: Meatballs

The best way to describe these meatballs is that they are like the meatball version of meatloaf. It is definitely comfort food. Serve these with some mashed potatoes and a side salad and dinner will be covered.


Comfort Meatballs



1 1/2 pounds ground beef
3/4 cup quick oats
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons very finely minced onion
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
ground black pepper, to taste
4 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour


1 cup ketchup
4 to 6 tablespoons minced onion
3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Dash of hot sauce, such as Tabasco


For the meatballs: In bowl, combine the ground beef and oats. Pour in the milk, and then add the onions, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Roll the mixture into tablespoon-size balls and refrigerate them for 30 to 45 minutes to firm.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Dredge the meatballs in the flour, and then brown the meatballs in batches until light brown. As they brown, place them into a rectangular baking dish.

For the sauce: Stir together the ketchup, onions, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Drizzle the sauce evenly on the meatballs.

Bake until bubbly and hot, about 45 minutes.

Source: Food Network. Recipe by Ree Drummond. You can find the recipe here.

Notes: These were great, as mentioned above. These made a good-sized batch of meatballs. The leftovers were tasty too.

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