Friday, May 28, 2010

Cooking Lessons Continue

Next on the menu are Comfort BBQ Meatballs. *sigh* More meat. I'm sensing a theme here and I'm not exactly sure what it means.

First you need to put about a pound to a pound and a half of ground beef in a bowl and then add your oats.

Then add a cup of milk

Then you need to finely chop some onion. Not too much. A couple of tablespoons will do. Now add that to the bowl.

Oh yeah. Don't forget the salt and pepper. Son, that seems like an awkward way to put salt in a bowl. Is your hand on backwards or something?

Now give it a stir. Mmmm, oatmeal cookies. Oops, sorry forgot where I was there for a moment.

Roll the meat mixture into little balls and refrigerate for about 45 minutes, so that they firm up a bit. Otherwise, they will fall apart when you try to brown them.

Once those little meatballs are cold give them a roll in some flour, just enough to lightly coat the outside.

Place the flour coated meatballs in a skillet and brown on all sides.

Work in small batches. If you learn nothing from Julia Child, learn this, do not crowd the pan. Transfer the browned meatballs to a casserole dish.

Once you've got the meatballs all browned, make the sauce. You'll need ketchup, sugar, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and some more finely diced onions.

Pour the sauce over the meatballs and wish for better lighting in the kitchen. The meatballs look a little yellow. Moving on.

Cook in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes.

While you are waiting for the meatballs to cook, clean up your mess. Mom doesn't like a messy kitchen.

This cute, little creature will be happy to help you clean up the floors.

And just to balance out all this meat, here is what I had for dinner. Pappardelle with spiced butter.

My son could eat his weight in these sweet and tangy meatballs. Try them. You'll like them.


Cyndi said...

Yep, the theme is he is a carnivore! The meatballs look good (and so does Reesie, can't believe Dash didn't make it in) but your pasta looks the best, yum. Nice job, son, on your cooking skills!

Haleigh said...

The meatballs look yummy.. however, I am not much of a meat maker (don't really know how to cook the stuff), so I may just have to go the lazy girl route and keep buying the chicken meatballs from Trader Joe's..