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Monday, February 27, 2012

Adventures in the Kitchen: Meatballs

On the first Sunday of every month our church has a pot luck.
 My favorite dish to bring is...
Saucy Meatballs 
The recipe makes 35-40 medium size meatballs

3 lbs hamburger
1 - 12 oz can evaporated milk
2 c. gluten free oats
2 eggs beaten
1/2 c. diced onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp chili powder

2 c. ketchup
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 T Molasses

Combine all meatball ingredients and mix well. Form into balls, larger than a golf ball but smaller than a tennis ball...Because this recipe makes so many meatballs, I cook a few and then freeze the rest for easy future dinners. Place meatballs in a greased baking dish. 
Combine all the sauce ingredients and pour over meatballs. *If you are not making all of the meatballs, you will want to cut the sauce recipe in half. 

Cover with foil and bake 50 min at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake additional 10 min for a total of 1 hour baking time. *If your meatballs are smaller or larger you may need to adjust cooking time. When I am making the whole batch to take to a pot luck I transfer the cooked meatballs into a crock pot to keep them warm. 
They go well with garlic mashed potatoes or rice. 


  1. Found you over at Inside Brucrew's party. These look so wonderful, must be the molasses, will have to try this soon. Following you now on GFC. Are you on Facebook also, I tried to find you but couldn't.

  2. We love meatballs. Will have to try this recipe!

  3. These look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  4. These look so good! My mom used to make something similar and I loved them!

  5. I found you at a link party and these look so good! I just became a follower and want to invite you to stop by my brand new blog and follow me, too:) Thanks!!

  6. I'm always looking for a new way to make meatballs. These look SO GOOD! Going to have to try these very soon. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. YUM!! The sauce sounds so good. I love trying new meatball recipes. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  8. I really like meatballs, and these sound yummy! I saw your post on Country Momma Cooks, and am now following your blog. Patsy

  9. Those look great.....Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..have a wonderful week:)

  10. Just last week I ate my first meatball...since I've decided I like them I've been looking for recipes to make more...I'm so glad you shared this one!

  11. What a really delicious dish of meatballs!
    So nice stopping by to visit and see your recipe!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  12. These sound really how easy the recipe is!!! Thank you for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

  13. Oooh, meatballs are SO tasty. Thanks for sharing this great recipe at Shine on Fridays!

  14. This looks very yummy and I like the fact that you said it can be frozen.