Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tasty Thursday #95: Toni's Tangy Meatballs

Welcome back to Tasty Thursday!!

So I'm pretty sure I have a curse on me. I may or may not just use it as an excuse to not overexert myself around the house. But at this point, I'm thinking I am legitimately cursed.

There are days when I am just on a roll around the house and get so much done. Little fun fact, I hate to clean. I'm actually the "messy" one in my marriage. Not that I am dirty and sloppy or anything. I just hate to clean. Especially dishes. However, there are rare occasions where I just can't stand anything to be messy and I'll go on a cleaning rampage. Or like I said, I will be on a roll getting so much stuff done that I will keep going.

Perhaps it's just a snowball effect....hmm...

Anyways, any time I am getting somewhere in my housework, something bad happens.The particular day I made these meatballs, I was preparing au gratin potatoes beforehand and then decided to clean up during making dinner. This resulted in me slicing my finger open on the bottom plastic piece of my blender. I thought for a good 20 minutes that I was going to have to go get stitches because it would not stop bleeding. My husband got home and gauzed me up, but also kept bugging me to go to the doctor. I didn't want to get stitches, so I waited. After an hour and a half, it stopped bleeding. Two days later, I finally was able to see how "deep" it was...and it was just a scrape on the surface. I was so perplexed with how much it bled for such a shallow scrape. What's even more funny is that my husband and I searched the bottom of the blender trying to figure out what I cut my finger on. There is literally nothing sharp on I mysteriously scraped my finger on an unsharp surface and bled like I lost a limb. That, my dear friends, is why I cannot get too ambitious :)

Long story short, my husband clearly had to help with the meatballs and he did a great job with it. These were tangy, sweet, and just all around great. I think they'd be perfect as an appetizer at a party too!
Toni's Tangy Meatballs - a great #dinner or a crowd-pleasing #appetizer!

What you need:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic
  • 3 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic

For meatballs: 
Combine eggs, oats, milk, onion, salt, pepper, and garlic. Crumble pieces of ground beef over the top and then mix well. Roll into little balls and set into a foil-lined 13x9-inch pan.
Bake at 375* for 30 minutes. Drain excess grease.
For sauce: 
Combine all ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Pour over meatballs (after baking) and then return to the oven to bake for another 20 minutes.
Recipe from Mommy Hates Cooking

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April said...

Thank you for hosting.Sarah :)You sound like you enjoy some of the same adventures I do in the kitchen! This week I shared White Chocolate Cherry Cookies. I'd love if you'd share one of your yummy recipes on my Saturday Spotlight Linky Party too. Have a great week!

Unknown said...

Thanks for Hosting! I love a good Party!

Morsels of Life | CJ Huang said...

Sorry to hear about your (mis)adventures, but it's always nice when someone else helps out, right? :P Thanks for hosting!