Oven Barbecued Meatballs

A dinner recipe found in “Crisco’s Good Cooking Made Easy
Cook Book” published by Procter & Gamble Co in 1978
Oven Barbecued Meatballs

Crisco is a brand of shortening produced by The J.M. Smucker Company popular in the United States. Introduced in June 1911 by Procter & Gamble, it was the first shortening to be made entirely of vegetable oil. Additional products marketed by Smucker under the Crisco brand include a cooking spray, various olive oils, and other cooking oils, including canola, corn, peanut, olive, sunflower, vegetable and blended oils.

1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup milk
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/3 cup Crisco
3/4 cup catsup
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
Hot cooked noodles


[1] Preheat oven to 350° F.

[2] In a bowl, combine the egg, milk, bread crumbs, 1/2 cup onion, salt, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce,, and pepper. Add beef and mix well.

[3] Shape mixture into 18 meatballs. Combine the flour and paprika. Roll meatballs in flour mixture. In large skillet, brown meatballs in hot Crisco.

[4] Transfer meatballs to 2-quart casserole. Drain off excess fat from skillet. In same skillet, combine the catsup, water, 1/4 cup onion, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and celery seed. Bring to boiling.

[5] Pour over meatballs in casserole. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Skim off excess fat.

[6] Serve meatballs and sauce over hot cooked noodles.

Makes 6 servings