Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What's Cooking? Wednesday

Welcome to the second, weekly edition of....

My kids love this recipe. The original name is Barbecue Meatballs but I've changed the recipe just a bit and we call it just "Meatballs and Rice". (And yes, it's pictured on a paper plate because some days I don't want to do dishes. And... It's a full meal with only three things - protein, carbohydrate and vegetable. Most days I'm lazy like that.)

Barbecue Meatballs

36 meatballs (either frozen or from your favorite meatball recipe)
1 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tbs brown sugar

Put meatballs, barbecue sauce, ketchup and brown sugar in a saucepan. Heat to boiling. Sprinkle in cornstarch while stirring until sauce thickens. Serve over rice.

(In place of the barbecue sauce, I use Yoshida's Marinade from Sam's Club. My kids love it more than with the barbecue sauce, although they love the barbecue sauce variety, too. It's just a little more sweet with Yoshida's.)

What is your "quick, easy and cheap" (and yummy) recipe this week?


  1. Hi! I've made more of a sweet and sour or swedish meatball before...I've never tried with BBQ sauce though! We'll be making this soon!

    Here's a link to the swedish meatballs in case you'd like to try them:

  2. We tried chicken and rice bowls yesterday, and they were YUMMY. I made some brown rice (I was in a hurry so used instant, but prefer the regular kind), got a rotisserie chicken and shredded up the meat, then just put more toppings in bowls and let everyone build their own. We set out sour cream, cheese, avocado, beans, tomatoes, and salsa. Very easy, and different.

  3. I saw 2 different varieties of the Yoshida's- do you use the Sweet and Sour or the Teriyaki?

  4. Christine! Making this for Sunday dinner right now! So easy. Using Yoshidas gourmet sauce, but couldn't bring myself to add catsup, just subbed more sauce :) I LOVE yoshida's sauce! Haven't had it in ages. Anyway, the house smells fabulous! and it'll only be minutes before its rready! Thanks!