Saturday, August 13, 2011

comfort meatballs

my coworker has been talking up the "pioneer woman" for some time- a city girl who fell in love with a cowboy and now lives in oklahoma on a ranch. (yeesh) she has a cookbook, a blog and some mighty fine looking recipes. i gave this cowgirl a shot and made her comfort meatballs. definitely not an italian recipe. the meatballs are made with beef and oatmeal- sounds bizarre but very yummy. i served with egg noodles, but you could always serve with mashed potatoes.

comfort meatballs

1 1/2 lb ground sirloin
3/4 c quick oats
1 c milk
3 tbl minced onion
1 1/2 tsp salt
black pepper
4 tbl canola oil
1/2 c flour

1 c ketchup
2 tbl sugar
3 tbl distilled white vinegar
2 tbl worcestershire
4 tbl minced onion

1. combine beef, oats, milk, onion, salt & pepper in a bowl.
2. roll meat into tablespoon size balls, place on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 30 min.
3. dredge meatballs in flour. heat canola oil in pan and brown meatballs until light brown. place in a glass baking dish.
4. combine all sauce ingredients and pour over meatballs.
5. bake meatballs at 350 degrees for 45 min.

adapted from ree drummond

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