TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – Dads are often pictured grilling out on Father’s Day, but since it’s incredibly hot right now, why don’t we give them a break and cook for them indoors while they relax? Here are some recipes that are tried and true with the men in our families.
Mama Steph’s Mennonite barbecued meatballs
These meatballs are a favorite of our family. We have many Mennonite friends in Florida, and this is one of the recipes they shared with me that I’ve been making for several decades.
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup white breadcrumbs
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
For the sauce:
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
Put beef in a large mixing bowl, so you have room to mix ingredients well. Add the eggs, bread crumbs, salt and pepper, 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well with hands to really incorporate the bread crumbs into the meat.
Form the meat mixture into golf ball-sized meatballs and place into a greased baking dish.
Mix together sauce ingredients: 1 cup barbecue sauce, the brown sugar, vinegar and the mustard. Whisk together to incorporate the sugar into the sauce. Then pour evenly over the meatballs.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Drain any fat that cooked out during baking. Serve with potatoes and vegetables of choice. Enjoy!