Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

These were so good the kids asked for these for almost a week after I made them. There was no fighting with them to eat this dish. I love the fact you don't use frozen meatballs, but you could if you wanted to save time, and the fact it was easy to make. No fancy ingredients that you have to go to the store for.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
from The World Wide Ward Cookbook
2lb ground beef
1 cup rolled oats
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2/3 cup onion, finely chopped
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
few grains of pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2/3 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
2 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Combine ground beef, oats, eggs, onion, salt, pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, and milk. Form into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place in casserole dish in a single layer (a 9X13 dish will hold 54 meatballs). In a bowl, combine brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, barbecue sauce, and 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce; pour over meatballs. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve over rice.

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  1. Do you think this would work with turkey meat instead?

  2. Tracey- I think it would be fine with turkey meat. I was tempted to try it with ground chicken but in the end went with ground beef. It might need a little adjusting with the milk if you are using something other than ground beef. I'd probably start with about half the milk the recipe states and then add more if needed. HTH.


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