(Recipe Share) PW’s Meatballs
For those of you who are reading this and have no idea what PW means…
PW = Pioneer Woman (aka PDubb)
As you can see, her cookbook is practically tabbed. You should see how filthy it is too! That’s the sign of a well used cookbook if you ask me though…
What I would give to spend an afternoon drinking her homemade Sangria with her while cooking up some amazing concotion. Ahhhh…what a dream!
But I digress…
I am going to be very basic with the ingredients and directions, as I encourage you to reference and familiarize yourself with Pioneer Woman’s website rather than mine. (Since really…this is HER recipe – not mine!)
Here is the link to the recipe: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/03/bbq-meatballs-comfort-food-to-the-max/ (By the way – I think it’s absolutely hilarious that she posted this recipe a week after I had my first child, two years ago. Great minds think alike!)
Onto the goodness…
Pioneer Woman’s Meatballs
1 – Combine the beef and oats
2 – Pour in the milk
3 – Add the minced onion. (I tend to use more onion than what is recommended in all my recipes…it’s just good, that’s all!)
4 – Now salt that baby
5 - Add a hefty amount of black pepper. As you can see – I don’t even bother measuring…
6 – The mixture waiting for…
7 – the wooden spoon treatment! Give ‘er a good mix. Make sure the ingredients are well balanced so that you’re not getting a clump of onion or just a salty bite of meat.
Now, roll the meat into balls and refrigerate them for at least a half hour, allowing them to firm up a bit. (That’s all mine needed…and frankly, I wanted to eat them so badly I wasn’t willing to wait much longer)
After the meatballs have been given time to set, make sure the oven is set at 350. Heat some oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. (PW suggests this be done at medium heat – I almost always brown my meats on medium high…whatever works for you!) THEN…roll the meatballs in a bit of flour.
Brown the meatballs in batches until they’re nice and golden brown. (Insert Homer Simpson drooling sound….)
Now…make the sauce.
And pour the sauce over the meatballs that you’ve set aside. (In a rectangular dish for baking…I forgot to mention that earlier….)
Then let these babies cook for a good half hour – 45 minutes until they’re bubbling and making your already filthy oven that much more filthy!
Let me tell you – as this being my first time for trying this recipe…it will become an absolute staple in my household. Hands down…THE BEST MEATBALLS EVER. EVER.
Eat them. You won’t be disappointed.