Monday, November 30, 2009

Tangy Meatballs

For all you turkied-out people I have a recipe using beef! I baked a 24 lb turkey (almost burning my house down) and don't care if I see another turkey again for a very long time!! Don't get me wrong, I love me some turkey, but I've baked, grinded, diced and ate enough of it to feed a small country. These meatballs received a warm welcome on my dinner table. The recipe came from my best friend Tasha's grandma JoAnn. I laugh as I think back to a young Tasha and I acting up at her grandmas and being chased with the spatula. We always got in trouble for drinking the pickle juice out of the jar and leaving it empty in the fridge. JoAnn's a great cook and these moist meatballs in a sweet, tangy sauce really hit the spot. I hope you try these out and think of a tall old woman with short permed hair chasing an adorable, chubby freckle-faced brown haired girl and a scrawny girl with stringy white hair. Enjoy :)

TANGY MEATBALLS
2 eggs
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
1 cup chopped onion
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3 lb. lean ground beef

Sauce
2 cups ketchup
1-2 tsp liquid smoke
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder

In large bowl; beat eggs, add oatmeal, milk, onions, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add ground beef mixing well. Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place into 2 9x13 inch pans. Bake uncovered at 375 for 30 minutes. Remove and drain. Place all meatballs in one pan. In saucepan, bring all sauce ingredients to a boil. Pour oer meatballs. Return to oven and bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen meatballs.

17 comments:

Susie said...

Yummo!!

sandy said...

Looks delicious!

kys said...

I am so sick of poultry. This looks yummy!

Lara said...

Looks good to me! Yum!

Raoulysgirl said...

Gotta love a meatball!

These look yummy!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Great minds must think alike. We had a very similar meatball recipe for dinner tonight. I nice change from turkey!

Donna-FFW said...

You always pick the best meatball recipes!

teresa said...

definitely a welcome change from turkey, yum!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Oh yes! Now I have something else to use liquin smoke in...I can't wait to spring this on my familY!

Katy ~ said...

I'm with you, grins. Tangy meatballs would be a most welcomed change. These look dee-lish!! Glad you didn't burn down your house!

Krista said...

So I'm not the only one that got chased with a spatula?! lol. The meatballs look yummy! I'm making a big batch tonight for the freezer. I'll have to try out this sauce.

Ingrid said...

Those look good and the oats in them sounds like an interesting addition.
~ingrid

MaRiN said...

They look so juicy and tender! Yummo!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

The boys would love this :)

Mommy's Kitchen said...

These meatballs looks quite tasty. What did you sereve them with? I think I am adding it to my menu next month.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OH yummy, so I did my usual search Heidi's blog for a certain product I have that needs be used up! So I enter ground beef and up pops like 20 to choose from! LOL LOVE it girlie!

So we're having this for dinner! I'm a lazy cook during work so I threw it all in the crockpot :). I'll let you know how it goes :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I came back and have to make these again :). I made them in the oven like you did and love it! I thought I posted about them a while back but nope so I will soon :)