2008/06/11 Winner of a meatball

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Tonight I made meatballs that all the kids loved. My meat was partially frozen still so I made them in the food processor, which made the texture of the meatballs much like sausage or chicken nugget and not at all like hamburgers. For 2 pounds of 15% ground beef, I put 1/4 cup of chopped onion (because it was leftover in the fridge) and 2 eggs in the food processor bowl. I pulsed it a few times, added about 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats, pulsed a few more times, then added most of the meat, pulsed it, then added the rest of the meat, pulsing until it was blended. I used a cookie dough scoop to scoop the meatballs into a big baking pan, then poured over a sauce that was made with 2 cans of tomato sauce, one can of water, some dried oregano flakes (maybe 1-2 tsp) and about 2 tsp of worcestershire sauce. I baked them at 425 until the sauce was bubbly, about 25 minutes, but I know it would have taken less time if I didn't have a pan of french fries in the oven, as well. My self-proclaimed meatball hater ate 4 of them, the 2 year-old also ate 4, the 7 year-old ate four or five, and the 9 year-old ate 6 or 7, all in addition to the fries and green beans and milk. There were only seven meatballs left from the whole two pounds of meat, which might be a record for this family!