Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pioneer Woman's Comfort Meatballs

We fought over the leftovers. Not to give it all away, but we did.

Not that I doubted Ree, and her amazing coobook that I'm finding great recipes in, but when a recipe is this good, it still surprises you sometimes.

This recipe WILL be repeated. My husband was very impressed! I think next time I'll try it with a portion of ground turkey, just to lighten it up a little.

I broke the recipe down to 1 pound ground beef, because that's what I had. I left the sauce amount the same, and I was glad I did because we enjoyed the sauce. I think the size of my meatballs were a little larger than the recipe specified, but I think they still turned out great.

Pioneer Woman's Comfort Meatballs
adapted from Pioneer Woman

1 pound Ground Beef
1/2 cups Oats
3/4 cup Milk
2 Tablespoons Very Finely Minced Onion
1 teaspoon Salt
Plenty Of Ground Black Pepper, to taste

1 cup All-Purpose Flour (coating For Frozen Meatballs)
Canola Oil

1 cup Ketchup
2 Tablespoons Sugar
3 Tablespoons Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire
4 Tablespoons Onion
1 dash(es) Tabasco

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all meatball ingredients. Roll into medium-small balls and place on a cookie sheet.
Place sheet in freezer for five minutes. After 5 minutes, remove meatballs from freezer and immediately dredge in unseasoned flour.
Brown meatballs in canola oil until just brown. Place into a baking dish.
Combine all sauce ingredients. (I know, horrible photo!)
Pour over meatballs and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Serve with egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or crusty French bread.

I am sharing this recipe at Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays and Tasty Tuesdays!

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking 


  1. Oh yum!! LOVE the P.W!!! These meatballs look great. They are on my list of things to cook! Thanks for sharing your adventure with meatballs. Thanks for linking to TMTT.

  2. oh man ! those on top of rice! yummy yummy!


  3. Man, those look wonderful! Thanks for sharing, and I was just reading about Pioneer's cookbook yesterday. Gonna make these tomorrow night!