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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

W4DW- Barbecue Meatballs

I am so excited to introduce you to my Blogging friend Julie.  She is a farm wife from central Kansas.  I love reading her blog posts.  You never know if she is going to share a yummy recipe she found on Pinterest, talk about the adoption of their youngest daughter, or their plans to have 10 dates in 2013.  This week she is sharing a recipe that my family has loved for years.  My mom says it came from the Kansas Farmer magazine a few decades ago.

Hello! Our family farms in Central Kansas and my husband is the 3rd generation to farm. We are primarily grain farmers but do have feeder cattle in the winter months.  To learn more about our family farm,  please feel free to check out my blog Between the Sunsets of Life or our Facebook page. We blog about our farm life and a few other things as well!

Creating meals that are satisfying is important to me.  So the recipe I chose to share today is one of our family favorites and it comes from one of my favorite cookbooks!  I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does! 

Thank you to A Kansas Farm Mom for allowing me to stop in and share this with her readers!

Barbecued Meatballs

1.5 lbs ground beef                              ½ C. chopped onions
1 small can evaporated milk                  1 tsp. salt
1 C. quick oats                                     ¼ tsp garlic powder
1 egg                                                    1 tsp. chili powder

Mix all ingredients together and shape into walnut size balls.  Place in a 9x13 pan or I use a jelly roll pan. No need to brown them.

1 C. catsup                                           1 tsp. garlic powder
¾ c. brown sugar                                ¼ c. chopped onion
1 tsp. liquid smoke                   

Stir until the sugar is dissolves and pour over meatballs. Bake 1 hour a 350 degrees oven.

Recipe note:
I have made tons of these.  They work great as an appetizer or a main course.  I always double the recipe and put one pan in the freezer.  I freeze them uncooked with the sauce on and ready to put in oven.  I thaw them first, but you wouldn’t have to, just increase your baking time.

Have a great week everyone!- A Kansas Farm Mom 

A Great Side Ideas for these Meatballs would be:

 One Step Macaroni and Cheese

Country Barbecue Potatoes