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Comfort Meatballs

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6 Servings


About the Recipe


  • For the meatballs

  • 680g ground beef

  • ¾ cup quick oats

  • 1 cup milk

  • 3 tbsps very finely minced onion

  • 1½ tsps salt

  • Plenty of ground black pepper

  • 4 tbsps canola oil

  • ½ cup plain flour

  • For the sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 4 to 6 tbsps minced onion

  • 3 tbsps distilled white vinegar

  • 2 tbsps sugar

  • 2 tbsps Worcestershire sauce

  • Dash of hot sauce, such as Tabasco


Step 1

For the meatballs: In bowl, combine the ground beef and oats. Pour in the milk, and then add the onions, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Roll the mixture into tablespoon-size balls and refrigerate them for 30 to 45 minutes to firm.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 3

Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Dredge the meatballs in the flour, and then brown the meatballs in batches until light brown. As they brown, place them into a rectangular baking dish.

Step 4

For the sauce: Stir together the ketchup, onions, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Drizzle the sauce evenly on the meatballs.

Step 5

Bake until bubbly and hot, about 45 minutes.


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