Okay, this one is all about the sauce.
I have used homemade meatballs, with my meatloaf
recipe (see below), and I've also used store-bought frozen
meatballs, if I was crunched for time. Or lazy ;)
This sauce, in my opinion, would also be great for
chicken or pork. It's a bit Asian, but very mild.
Honey Garlic Sauce
~ 4 garlic cloves, minced
~ 2-4 Tbs. butter/margarine (or oil if you prefer)
~ 3/4 c. ketchup
~ 1/2 c. honey
~ 3 Tbs. soy sauce
(*If you wanted a more Asian, less ketchup-y flavor,
take the ketchup down to 1/2 c. and add 2-3 more T. of soy sauce.)
In a sauce pan, wok, or small/medium frying pan, melt the
butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook til tender
(you may need to stir to keep from burning the garlic.)
Add the ketchup, honey and soy sauce and bring to a boil.
Once bubbling, cover and reduce temperature to low.
Let simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring so the bottom
4. That's it! Add the cooked meatballs into the saucepan, or
pour the sauce over the meatballs and mix up.
Serve over rice, with potatoes, or even with pasta.
Meatloaf / Meatballs
~ 2 lbs. ground beef
~ 2-4 eggs (depending on how moist you want it,
and how much bread you'll use)
~ 3-4 slices of bread (or you may use bread crumbs if you prefer)
~ 1/2-3/4 c. diced yellow onion, or 2-3 T. dried onion flakes
or dried minced onion
~ Salt and Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 for meatloaf, 400 for meatballs.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
Make sure everything is incorporated.
For meatloaf, press into a cakepan, or into
one or two bread loaf pans.
For meatballs, form into 1-2 inch balls and place
on a baking sheet or in a cake pan.
Meatloaf will cook about an hour, depending on
how thick it is. Meatballs will typically cook in
about 30-45 minutes.
*For meatloaf, we always use this Sweet & Sour sauce,
which you pour over the meatloaf before baking.
It's so delish.