Cheesy Surprise Meatballs
Start-to-finish: 1 hour, 10 minutes (10 minutes active)
For the meatballs:
2 pounds ground beef
1 cup plain oatmeal
1 cup milk
1 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8-ounce block cheddar cheese, cubed
2 cups ketchup
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons mustard
1/4 cup water
Heat oven to 350 F.
To prepare meatballs, mix all ingredients together except cubed cheddar.
Form a meatball around each cube of cheese so the cheese is in the center of the meatball.
Place meatballs on an oven-safe cooling rack or drip pan placed on a foil-lined cookie sheet with a rim. This ensures meatballs won’t sit in grease. Bake 40 minutes.
Prepare sauce by combining ingredients in a large bowl until smooth.
Place cooked meatballs in sauce; stir to coat.
Remove meatballs; return to oven for 15 more minutes. Allow meatballs to cool slightly, so cheese can set.