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Sweet and Tangy Meatballs

Soft and tasty, these meatballs are smothered with a rich and flavorful sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Western
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 234 kcal
Author sanna


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 and ½ pounds ground beef
  • ¾ cup quick oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp very finely minced onion
  • 1 and ½ tsp salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp canola oil
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 6 tbsp minced onion
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • dash of hot sauce omit if necessary


  1. Combine beef and oats in a large bowl then pour in milk.

  2. Add onion, salt, and pepper. Combine ingredients by mixing by hand or two big spoons.
  3. Roll the meatballs into 1 tablespoon rounds and place them on a baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Heat a canola oil in a large pan. Dredge meatballs with flour and brown the meatballs until light brown, working in batches.
  5. Place browned meatballs in a rectangular baking dish and preheat oven to 350F.

Make the Sauce and Bake Meatballs

  1.  Combine and stir all sauce ingredients and pour evenly on the meatballs.

  2. Bake meatballs for 45 minutes until meat is tender and sauce bubbly.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Ree Drummond on Food Network, Comfort Meatballs.