Monday, June 6, 2011

BBQ Meatballs and Cheesy Potatoes

I've been making these BBQ Meatballs for years. We love them! They are easy and oh so good with a homemade bbq sauce. My husband is always happy when I make these for dinner, and they make great lunches with the leftovers too.


Well the picky kidos at our house don't love them as much.... so we tested out the 'help make dinner and you'll eat it' theory again.
They measured and mixed and little sister was even brave enough to help form a few meatballs with the squishy meat mixture.

The bbq sauce is really simple: ketchup, brown sugar, garlic salt and a little liquid smoke.

Heat on stove till nice and bubbly and the sugar has all disolved.

These yummy cheesy potatoes are a favorite that my mom made for me when I was a kid. Big sister loves them too!

BBQ Meatballs
Mix and form into meatballs:
1 egg
5 oz. evap. milk (a pain because the cans are about 12 oz. This time I made some using pwd. milk, tasted just fine! For ideas on using pwd milk visit:
1 c. quick oats
1 t. salt
1/2 c. finely chopped onion (I use dehydrated from a can)
1 t. chili pwd.
1/4 t. garlic pwd.
1/4 t. pepper
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
Bake in a 9x13 dish at 350 degrees for 20 min
Bring to boil:
1 c. ketchup
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 t. garlic pwd
1/2 t. liquid smoke (sometimes we make without if we don't have this)
After 20 mins in oven, pour sauce on meatballs and cook another 10 mins.

Cheesy Potatoes
Peel and slice potatoes into wedges
Place in a microwaveable cassorole dish
Season with salt and pepper
Add about 1/2 c. milk and 2-3 T. butter
Cover and microwave about 12 mins untill potatoes are soft and done.
Top with lots of shredded cheese, cover and let the cheese melt.
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