Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Spicey BBQ Meatballs or Farmer Sausage

This is a great sauce served with meatballs or this post is with farmer sausage which our family all loves. I made this recipe even before I was married so that is over 25 years. I have tried a number of others and keep coming back to this.

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 chopped onion

1 cup ketchup

1 cup water

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp paprika or may use part chili powder

1 tbsp. dry mustard

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup vinegar

Saute onion in olive oil, add 1 whole farmer sausage if using. Combine remaining ingredients and boil for 5 minutes. Pour over two lbs of meatballs, Bake for 40 minutes or place meatballs/farmer sausage in crock pot and cook on low 4-6 hours. The longer the meat sits in the sauce the tastier it is. Great the next day. Serves well with mashed potatoes, rice or pasta.

6 comments:

  1. Looks like this recipe sort of got missed in the line-up, but it sounds like a good idea for an appetizer too!

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  2. never thought of it as appetizer, but that would work great with little fancy toothpicks and all.

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  3. I make a similar version of this but I use brown sugar and omit the water. So yummy!

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  4. This looks delicious! This is probably a silly question, but when I pour it over the meatballs...are the meatballs already cooked? Ha! Kitchen clueless here!

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  5. that is not a silly question at all erin.....i know people that don't cook the meatballs before they are in the sauce, but i make the meatballs and bake them at 375 for about 20 minutes to brown them and then i put them in the sauce.

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  6. If I might add.. just an easy way to brown meatballs... cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, spread the meatballs out individually and bake, like Charlotte suggested. I like to do a big recipe and freeze these meatballs for quick access ... for recipes.

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