Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly mix ground beef, oats, evaporated milk, 1 cup onion, eggs, chili powder, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Shape into 1-1/2 inch balls and place in single layer in two 9x13 baking dishes.
  3. Combine catsup, brown sugar, liquid smoke and garlic powder.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup of onion.
  5. Pour over meatballs.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour.
  7. These are wonderful and freeze very well.
Most Helpful

I used 2lbs ground pork, and one lb group beef because that's what I had on hand. When mixing the meatballs start with only half the can of milk. That's probably all youwill need. When making the sauce i only used 1 cup sugar, and replaced half the ketchup with plain tomato sauce. Don't like it too sweet. I also added about 1/4 cup franks red hot to spice it up a bit. It also helps if you make the sauce in a smallpot on the stove. Just keep the temp low so it doesnt burn.

crbrooks2002 December 14, 2014

This was enjoyed by the whole family. I definitely will cut the sugar down to between 1 and 1.5 cups, and perhaps reduce the amount of milk as well since they were quite soft. Delicious with rice and a veggie, or even with an egg noodle. Will definitely make again. Made the two dishes complete and will freeze one, then thaw heat and serve.

mdumes March 18, 2013

We enjoyed these tonight as our entree, with a side of Mashed Potatoes and some green beans. I cut the recipe to 1/8 to serve just the two of us. They turned out a little too soft, but I'm positive that's because I guesstimated some of the ingredient measurements. Took some previous reviewers' advice and used only half the brown sugar, and it was perfect for us. Thanks for sharing this quick, easy recipe! I will definitely make these again.

princessbride029 May 19, 2010