Once upon a time, I made the the Pioneer Woman's Comfort Meatballs. We fell in love and lived happily ever after. The end. Wasn't that a beautiful story? What? You missed the middle part about how to make these little balls of comfort food heaven? I'll get to that soon enough.
Combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, minced onions, salt and pepper.
Cook the meatballs in small batches until light brown in color. Place in rectangular pan as they brown.
Stir together ketchup, sugar, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, minced onions and a dash of Tabasco.
1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 90/10 or better (otherwise it can get really greasy)
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs or 3/4 cup quick oats
1 cup milk
3 Tbsp. very finely minced onion
1 1/2 tsp. salt
ground black pepper
4 Tbsp. canola oil
1/2 cup flour
1 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. white vinegar
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
4 to 6 Tbsp. minced onion
Dash of Tabasco
Meatballs: Combine ground beef and breadcrumbs. Add in milk, 3 Tbsp. finely minced onion, salt and pepper. Roll into tablespoon-size balls and refrigerate to firm for 30-45 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and heat up the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Dredge meatballs in flour and brown in batches in the skillet until light brown. As they brown, place them in a rectangular baking dish.
Comfort Sauce: Stir together ketchup, sugar white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, minced onion and dash of Tabasco.
Drizzle the Comfort Sauce over the meatballs and bake for about 45 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
Serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable to your hungry, soon-to-be overjoyed family.
*Note: Sometimes I will make 1 and 1/2 recipe of the sauce. It is sooooo good over the mashed potatoes.
Our family does not do well with left-overs. We may heat things up once after the initial meal. These meatballs are the exception. I think my son ate them at least 3 more times. I believe this is his favorite meal...except the carrots I make him eat with it, but he suffers through. Have you made any of Ree's recipes? I'd love to hear which ones are your favorites.