I have two amazing big sisters. One lives in Mesa, Arizona and the other lives in Farmington, Utah. They are both fantastic cooks and I hardly get to see either of them. 🙁 Boo. When I do get to see or talk to them on the phone, I love hearing what they’re cooking for their families.
My sister Nicole has SIX kids! Four boys and two beautiful girls. She’s such a great Mom and can whip up a gourmet meal without a drop of sweat plus invite the whole neighborhood to enjoy it AND take pictures of the event – seriously amazing photography skills! I envy her! My other sister Holly, is also Supermom! She has four boys just like me, and can be in four places at once, talk on the phone, plan a birthday party, AND cook an amazingly perfect meal all at the same time! Okay, I exaggerated a little bit…but not that much. Seriously. She is a supreme multi-tasker and good at everything she does! Plus everyone likes her and enjoys being around her!!
I look up to both of my big sisters and strive to be like them. When I talk to Holly on the phone – which I LOVE doing as we’re both big foodie people – we always commiserate on how hard it is to feed boys! They’re always so picky and when they find a certain dish they like, that’s ALL they want you to fix for them. UGH! But she always has some great recipe she wants me to try because her boys liked it.
So…long story short, this recipe: Sweet & Sour Meatballs came from her, which came from her Lionhouse cookbook. My boys have never been huge meatball fans. I’ve made super delicious spaghetti and meatballs for them just to have them say, “yeah mom, they’re okay, I guess.” Seriously?! So I have to admit I was a little hesitant to make these. But Holly swears by them so they MUST be good. And by golly, they WERE! They were AMAZING!!! The sauce is more on the barbecue side and the meatballs are tender and moist. Next time I make these, I’ll double the sauce because it is so good and I love me an extra spoonful or two of sauce! Yum! I used brown rice because it’s what I had on hand and I love brown rice but you can put these meatballs over anything. White rice, noodles, mashed potatoes… you get the idea! Seriously. Go to your local grocery store and purchase the ingredients for this today. You will thank me. And Holly. 🙂
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 3/4 c. rolled oats
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 1/2 c. onion finely chopped
- 1/2 c.milk
- 1 tsp. salt
- pepper to taste
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/4 c. vinegar
- 1 tsp. mustard
- 1/4 c. barbecue sauce
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, lightly mix together - ground beef, oats, eggs, onion, milk, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Divide into 12 meatballs and place in casserole dish. Then make the sauce by
- combining all sauce ingredients in a saucepan and heat for a few minutes just to dissolve sugars. Pour over the meatballs in the casserole dish and place in preheated oven.
- Bake for 30 minutes and serve over rice, pasta or potatoes. Enjoy!