Quick & Easy BBQ Sandwiches

It seems like we are always on the run, wrestling matches, piano lessons, school this – school that, whatever it is it puts a pinch on time to fix dinner.  I know everyone can relate with their own busy schedules. I love a tasty recipe that can be on the table in a jiff on a busy night. This one literally just takes a few minutes to throw together and no one will even know it’s a speedy recipe!!  This recipe is also easily adjusted to make double the amount if you need to feed a crowd.  

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Ingredients:

  • 2/3 c. ketchup
  • 4 T. water
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ T. mustard
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 ¼ lb. thinly sliced lean deli roast beef

In a small saucepan, combine everything except roast beef, over medium low heat.   Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.  

Heat roast beef by stirring into sauce and mixing to combine well.  (You can also heat roast beef separately in skillet or microwave, serving sauce on top.)     Serve on hamburger buns with thinly sliced red onion.    

Quick & Easy BBQ Sandwiches

Main Dish, sauce/gravy/condiment, Uncategorized

Quick & Easy BBQ Sandwiches

Ingredients

    Ingredients:
  • 2/3 c. ketchup
  • 4 T. water
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ T. mustard
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 ¼ lb. thinly sliced lean deli roast beef

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine everything except roast beef, over medium low heat. Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  2. Heat roast beef by stirring into sauce and mixing to combine well. (You can also heat roast beef separately in skillet or microwave, serving sauce on top.) Serve on hamburger buns with thinly sliced red onion.
https://foursistersdish.com/2019/07/02/quick-easy-bbq-sandwiches/

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Make Ahead Meatballs

If you’re a busy mom (or dad) like we all are, or someone who likes to do their food-prep ahead of time, then this is a great recipe for you. It seems like these days there are so many sporting events and meetings that if I waited until we all got home to start dinner….well, let’s just say we might as well eat in our pajamas. One of the things that I’ve found helps a lot is to pre-prep as many of our meals as I can over the weekend. This recipe is one of my favorites because it makes so many meatballs that can be used in a variety of ways. Our favorite way to eat them is with a special semi-homemade barbecue sauce (I’ll include that recipe), but I also leave some dry and freeze them to use for spaghetti or meatball subs — or any other way you’d like them!  ~Tracy

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Meatball Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ lbs. extra lean hamburger meat
  • 1 lb. breakfast sausage (Use turkey sausage for Weight Watchers.)
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. quick cook oatmeal
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 c. finely chopped onion
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk

Meatball Instructions:

Mix all ingredients well and form into balls approximately the size of a golf ball (for recipe purposes I weighed meatballs in 1.5 oz. servings before cooking).  

Bake meatballs at 350 for approx. 50 min. or until cooked through.

Barbecue Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 c. catsup
  • 2 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ c. finely chopped onion
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • ½ bottled barbecue sauce (I prefer Head Country Original)

BBQ Sauce Instructions:  

Mix all ingredients in sauce pan and simmer on low for approx. 15 minutes to melt the sugar and blend flavors. Spoon sauce over meatballs during last 10 to 15 minutes of cooking to caramelize sauce onto meat.  

WW Freestyle Info.: Recipe makes approximately 70 meatballs (1.5 oz. each before cooking).  Using extra lean (95/5) ground beef and turkey sausage, these meatballs are 2 points each (not including sauce).  

Make Ahead Meatballs

Appetizer, Holiday, Main Dish, Uncategorized, Weight Watchers

Make Ahead Meatballs

Ingredients

    Meatball Ingredients:
  • • 2 ½ lbs. extra lean hamburger meat
  • • 1 lb. breakfast sausage (Use turkey sausage for a healthier option.)
  • • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • • 1 tsp. pepper
  • • 1 tsp. salt
  • • 2 c. quick cook oatmeal
  • • 2 eggs, beaten
  • • 1 c. finely chopped onion
  • • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
    Barbecue Sauce Ingredients:
  • • 2 c. catsup
  • • 2 tsp. liquid smoke
  • • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • • ½ c. finely chopped onion
  • • 1 c. brown sugar
  • • ½ bottled barbecue sauce (I prefer Head Country Original)

Instructions

    Meatball Instructions:
  1. Mix all ingredients well and form into balls approximately the size of a golf ball (for recipe purposes I weighed meatballs in 1.5 oz. servings before cooking).
  2. Bake meatballs at 350 for approx. 50 min. or until cooked through.
    BBQ Sauce Instructions:
  1. Mix all ingredients in sauce pan and simmer on low for approx. 15 minutes to melt the sugar and blend flavors. Spoon sauce over meatballs during last 10 to 15 minutes of cooking to caramelize sauce onto meat.

Notes

WW Freestyle Info.: Recipe makes approximately 70 meatballs (1.5 oz. each before cooking).  Using extra lean (95/5) ground beef and turkey sausage, these meatballs are 2 points each (not including sauce).  

https://foursistersdish.com/2017/12/18/make-ahead-meatballs/