Thursday, March 12, 2009

sweet and sour meatballs. casa de elana style

so i've never made this, but i'm going to tonight. the biggest reason i'm posting it is b/c i got the recipe in an IM and i need to get it written down before i do something stupid like close the IM window and then POOF! it's gone forever.

i'm going to serve this with rice, but elana (and really, you've got to head over there and see her "daft hands" post anyway...) says it's good with funeral potatoes (if you seriously need this recipe, let me know and i'll post it, but really??? you don't already have it???)

mmm...sweet n sour meatballs. from my sister's IM to your kitchen.

1 lb (or so, she claims to eyeball it. i find this weird, b/c it makes it sound like she has a giant pot of ground meat and she just scoops out whatever and uses it for these meatballs.)

let me start over.

*1 lb. ground meat. i'm using turkey, b/c it's what i have. you can use beef or pork, too.
*2 eggs
*3/4 cup oats
*1/2 cup milk
*minced onions (dried or fresh, eyeball it. she leaves them out, but that should be illegal.)
*1 T worchest-whatever (her words, not mine...)
* salt n pepper

mix together and shape into balls using this thing:

what? you don't have one of these? LAME. making the meat mixture into balls will not be as easy for you, then.

place the meatballs on a cookie sheet in a 9x13 baking dish in a nice little pattern of your choosing.

for the sauce:

*1 c. brown sugar
*1/2 c. vinegar
*1/2 c. bbq sauce
*2 tsp. mustard
*1 T. worchest-whatever

mix ingredients together in a saucepan, heat until boiling. pour sauce over meatballs and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 mins.

here's a little variation i'm going to try out - i'm going to brown the meatballs in a skillet first...and THEN put them in the oven. i have a skillet that is oven proof, so i think they'll be good this way.


Az Kelms said...

Mmmmm...this recipe sounds so good and easy! It is going on the list for next weeks dinner! Yummy. Thanks for sharing it.

ElanaJ said...

It is delicious-o! But you should use a 13 x 9 pan, not a cookie sheet. I don't think it would hold the sauce...sorry, that was not in the IM! Tee hee!

Stacey Irwin said...

This sounds easy And yummy. I will admit I don't have a scoopy scoop. But I might have to pick one up and give this a whirl. Since Jameson has been ask'n for meatballs for awhile.( I usually buy the Frozen then do my own special sauce over top.) But fresh meatballs sounds good.

Marianne said...

Yum-o! I made these last night. Super, super yummy. I served them over rice and my kids were in heaven. Thanks to you (and Elana) for sharing. :o)