Monday, June 29, 2015

Pioneer Woman's Meatballs

We bought ground beef this week with the intent of making Hamburger Helper when we had no time. Instead, we decided to make meatballs. They took two hours to prepare!! We served them with store-bought mashed potatoes but in hindsight a green vegetable or salad would have been a nice addition.


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
3/4 cup quick oats
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons very finely minced onion (about a quarter cup)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
4 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup ketchup
4 to 6 tablespoons minced onion
3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Dash of hot sauce, such as Tapatio

1.Combine all ingredients through black pepper in a large bowl and stir together with spoon or hands.
2. Roll meatballs into Tablespoon sized balls (try to get them all even) and place on a tray. Refrigerate for 45 minutes
3. Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining all the ingredients in a pitcher
5. Heat canola oil in a large frying pan. Dredge meatballs in flour. Fry in the pan the meatballs until lightly browned. Do batches if you need them.
6. Place the meatballs in a rectangular baking dish. Drizzle sauce over the top. Then, bake until bubbly about 45 minutes.

These were good and we have more for another day! Ours were a little too wet because we only had a pound of beef and failed to reduce the amount of liquid. But, they still worked! 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Coconut Oatmeal

Recently I've been really into oatmeal. Today I tried a different recipe and it was delicious! No sugar added!  To make it healthier, look for lowfat coconut milk.

serves 1
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup milk (1%)
1 banana, sliced

1. Boil milk and coconut milk
2. Add oats once boiling and reduce heat to medium
3. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes
4. Pour into a bowl and top with banana slices.  Oatmeal will be very hot.

I hope this is really filling!