November 21, 2011

Feeding 29

When Austin was baptized, we asked all our family and the
Pastors and their families to join us after the service for lunch.
There were 29 of us.  What did I feed a crowd like that?

BBQ Meatballs (among other things)...
About Two Hundred of 'em!
Always a hit. A sure win.  Y.U.M.

A lovely lady at a church we attended years ago
faithfully brought these yummy morsels to church potluck dinners.
Unfortunately, I could never get any on my plate...
they always disappeared so quickly!

So, without ever trying them, I asked for the recipe.
And she kindly shared.  I'm so glad that she did.
And now...I'm sure you will be too! :)

~ BBQ Meatballs ~


1 Egg
5 oz evaporated milk
1 cup quick cooking oats
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 large clove garlic, finely minced
1 ½ lb. ground beef
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp pepper


1- 1/2 cup ketchup
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp liquid smoke
1 - 2 large cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
Bring all ingredients to boil in a small saucepan.
Reduce heat and simmer for two minutes.
Set aside to pour over the meatballs
when they are done cooking.

In a large bowl,
combine all meatball ingredients (except the meat).
Mix well and then add the meat.

Mix well once again and form into 1 inch balls.
Place about an inch apart
on a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides).
Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven
for 20 to 25 minutes till cooked through.
Drain and place in 13 x 9 inch pan
and cover with sauce and bake for 10 to 12 minutes longer.
If heating the meatballs from cold, 30 to 40 minutes is about right.

Comfort food at its finest.
Enjoy! :)

With Love,

**I have no idea where the original recipe for these yummy meatballs came
from...if you do, would you please share so I may link back to the
book/site where they are found? Thank you!


Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

This is how I cook mine too, by baking them. Then I flash freeze them, bag them up to keep meatballs on hand. ;)

Unknown said...

Your meatballs sound delish! We make a similar recipe here .... so yummy! I'll bet you had a wonderful time after Austin's baptism! What a wonderful blessing to have so many friends to rejoice with you! Thanks for posting!

Intentional Living Homestead said...

Oh my goodness...these look and sound delicious. My children LOVE meatballs of any this I will be making very soon. Thank you for the recipe.


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I hate making meatballs, but I sure love eating them and these sound delic! Can't believe you made 200 of them. Wow!

Unknown said...

MMMMM! Sounds similar to a recipe I have!

Jill said...

Mmmm looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Many Blessings,

Camille said...

Dear Bevy ~ So nice to hear from you! :) Yes, I freeze them too...what a great plan!

Dear Susan ~ It was a blessing to have our family join us for Austin's Wonderful our Great God is! Thank you for entering into our joy with us my friend. :)

Dear Connie ~ Always a hit around here too. You must have to make LOTS for your family! :)

Dear Jackie ~ I agree...they are time-consuming! To impress you a little bit more...I actually made about 250...we only ate about 200 ~ LOL! :)

Dear Jenn ~ Yes, indeed...MMMM! I'm sure your family loves it when you make them for dinner. :)

Dear Jill ~ I hope your family enjoys them if you do make them. :)

Many Blessings,

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Sounds so yummy!!! Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving. I haven't been blogging much. Been trying to stay off the computer because it seems to hurt my arm more.


Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Camille,

I LOVE eating meat in general...and meatballs are a favorite in our house, too :) :) I don't anyone can ever make enough of those ;) ::) They really do disappear so fast :) :) love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

Done. I know what I will make for our church fellowship this Sunday. Thanks...I was trying to think of something. :)

Thank the Lord for all who were there to join you in this great time of rejoicing! I am sure it was a grand time of happiness and thanksgiving!


Sharon said...

These sound perfect Camille! Next Sunday we are having an Ornament-Making Party for the children and a Pot-Bless and I am going to make these:)

Thanks so much for sharing!

Camille said...

Dear Stacie ~ So sorry your arm has been botherin you so much! I'm glad to hear that you are managing it somewhat by staying off the computer. How blessed we are to know the LORD is in complete control of all these things! Hang in there my friend! :)

Dear Heather in CA ~ How yummy they are! We enjoy them every time I make them. :)

Dear Christine ~ I do hope you like them! Aren't church dinners the greatest? :)

Dear Sharon ~ How fun! I'm sure you will enjoy them as much as we do. :)

Many blessings,