Saucy Meatballs

Meatballs with a lot of sauce are the absolute best!

For the meatballs you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons of finely chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 3 teaspoons of ground pepper (I just sprinkle a TON on top)
  • 5 or 6 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour

In a large bowl combine the quick oats and milk with the beef. Add in the salt, onions, and pepper and mix thoroughly. Using a your hands or a spoon roll the meat into table spoon sized balls and place on a plate or tray. Once all of the meat has been rolled out place the meatballs in the fridge for 40 minutes or until they’re firm.

Once the meatballs have firmed up in the fridge, preheat the oven to 350° measure out the 1/2 cup of flour in a separate bowl. One by one roll the meatballs around in the flour until each one is completely covered.

Once the meatballs are covered in the flour dump the cooking oil in a pan and brown the meatballs. As they finish browning on each side place them in a casserole dish and prepare to make your sauce.

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Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 – 8 tablespoons of finely chopped onions
  • a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce

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Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and pour over the meatballs. I usually double the sauce recipe because after the meatballs have baked we use the extra sauce in the pan to pour over our meatball as they are served.

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ENJOY!

 

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Our family LOVES cookies and we love to bake them so it’s natural that we have at least 10 different recipes for every type of cookie!

Out of all of the chocolate chip cookie recipes we have (seriously, there’s a ton!) this one here is a fan favorite. The cookies are fluffy and cake-like, not to mention thick!

Start off by preheating your oven to 350° and grease two cookie sheets.

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 1/4 cups of flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
6 ounces of milk chocolate chips
6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup of pecans or walnuts

In a small bowl whisk together the flour and the baking soda and set aside.
In a mixing bowl combine the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar and beat on a medium speed until fluffy, then reduce the speed to low.
While on low add the salt, vanilla, and the eggs. Beat until mixed well.
Once everything is mixed well add the flour/baking soda mixture a little bit at a time to prevent clumping and mix until all the ingredients are combined.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips (and the pecans or walnuts if you add these) and you’re ready to bake! chocolate chip cookies

Drop the tablespoon sized balls of dough 2 inches apart on your cookie sheets. Once the oven is preheated bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies look golden brown.

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