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Barbecued Meatballs, Sue Fertig, Marlinton, WV
This began as a Sloppy Joe-type recipe, but after I tried it, I thought it would make great meatballs, so I made up my own meatball recipe. Really good if allowed to simmer in slow cooker on low a couple hours...brings out the flavor in the meatballs. Great for parties, potlucks and holidays. Better than store-bought and so easy!
2 lbs. ground beef
1/8 to 1/4 c. quick-cooking oats, uncooked
2 to 3 slices bread, crumbled
1 T. onion, finely chopped
oil for frying
Combine all ingredients except oil in a large bowl; mix well using your hands. Form into meatballs, one to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Heat a small amount of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown meatballs on all sides; drain and return to skillet. Add Meatball Sauce to skillet; bring to a boil. Cook over low heat, loosely covered, for 45 minutes to one hour, until meatballs are done in the center. May be served in a slow cooker on low setting for several hours. Serves 8 to 10.
1 c. catsup
1 c. water
2 T. brown sugar, packed
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. mustard
Optional: 1 T. onion, finely chopped
Mix all ingredients well.