Meat Balls


  • 3 lbs. hamburger
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal (regular or quick)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 5 Tbsp. minced onion
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper


  • 4 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 Tbsp. tarragon vinegar
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1 medium onion, minced

You may add a little water if too thick


Mix meat ball ingredients well and form into balls the size you want. Brown meat balls and pour off grease. Cover with sauce and bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees F.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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When I make meatballs I usually make large batch and freeze some for a quick meal later.
3 or 4 lbs hamburger
1 1/2 oatmeal or dry bread crumbs
1/2 to 3/4 c. finely chopped onions
no salt added (no salt for me)
red peper flakes to taste
1 to 2 c. V8 or tomatoe juice -enough to hold the mixture together.

Mix well, form meatballs, put on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 to 375
15 to 30 min - depending on the size of the meatballs.


Use what you want in your sauce and the extras,
when cool put on a clean cookie sheet - freeze
When frozen put in freezer bags and use when you need them.

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