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Friday, February 27, 2009

Yum or as Calvin would say 'um'

I forgot how great these were, I haven't made them in a while. My parents sent some meat with my sister last week so I decided to seize the day and make some BBQ meatballs. After Calvin recovered from his little meltdown at dinner the other night he devoured these.

BBQ Meatballs $1.19 ($4.19 if you buy the meat)
1 ½ lb. Ground beef (free from grandparent's cattle-usually this would be around 3.00)
½ large can Evaporated Milk (free with coupon, stocked up at Christmas time)
1 c. oatmeal (.10)
½ c. chopped onion ( .20)
¼ t. garlic powder (.01)
½ t. pepper (.01)
1 t. salt (.01)
½ t. chili powder (.01)

Mix above ingredients and form into balls, makes approximately 15 meatballs. Place in 9x13 baking dish.
Sauce:
1 c. ketchup (.50)
½ c. brown sugar (.20)
1 t. Liquid smoke (.05)
¼ t. garlic powder (.01)

Pour over meatballs and bake for 45 minutes at 350. Serves 5 (3 meatballs=serving)
We served this with Salad (.25) and Valley Fresh Steamers (free). Bringing our meal to $1.44!
Want to make it cheaper?
I usually only use 1 lb. ground beef and increase the oatmeal to 1 1/2 c. The meatballs have a softer texture but they still taste great. I usually can only get 12 meatballs when I do this.
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2 comments:

Sherry said...

OOOooohhh, this sounds delish! :D I'm going to try this in the next week. Thanks for sharing!

Have a great day!

Andrew & Terri said...

I make this recipe exactly, but as mini meatloaves. We love them!