Thursday, April 26, 2012

Barbecued Meatballs

I served these with my Crack Potatoes and the combo was well received. These are really moist and if you cut your onions small enough, something the whole family will eat. Raven, on the other hand, will not touch anything that she even "thinks" may have onions. I know, silly isn't she??? This is What's Cookin on this beautiful Spring Day on Beaty's Creek!!!

3 pounds ground round
2 t salt
3 t black pepper
1 cup of milk
1 cup of oatmeal
1 small onion-grated
1 bottle ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
2 garlic cloves-smashed
2 T molasses
1 T hot sauce

 In a saucepan add ketchup, brown sugar, 2 smashed garlic cloves, molasses and hot sauce. Cook over low heat for 2 hours. While that is cooking, start your meatballs. Mix together the oatmeal and milk and set aside. Now mix together ground round, onion, salt and pepper. When completely mixed, then add in the oatmeal. Make into to 1 inch balls and now place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart.  Bake at 350' for 30 minutes.  Once done add to your sauce. Continue to cook for 20 minutes.  I served these with my Crack Potatoes and homemade bread.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sausage Burgers

I had never eaten a sausage burger until I started dating my husband. His family had always fixed them and I was ready to start the tradition for my family. I remember the first time I fixed them for my parents while still living at home. They were surprised that something so simple could taste so good. Give this a try the next time you grill burgers for something a little different. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek.


3 pounds ground chuck
1 pound mild breakfast sausage
1 T salt
1 T pepper

Mix all of the ingredients together and form into patties. Grill until completely done. We top ours with cheese but that is up to you.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

As I've said several times, my mom could live on peanut butter and ice-cream.  This cake is one of her absolute favorites and the kids just love it with a cold glass of milk.  Spring is upon us here on Beaty's Creek and it is gardening time a little early.  I have been out planting like crazy so hopefully we don't get a winter cold snap.  This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.

1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 vanilla bean-scraped
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk

2 cups butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups powdered sugar

 In a saucepan heat peanut butter, water, and butter together until it melts together.  Pour into a bowl, now add in your sugars and stir until well blended.  Now add in all the dry ingredients.  Mix until all comes together, now add in the milk and vanilla bean and stir.  Now pour into a parchment lined jelly roll pan.  Spread out smoothly and bake at 325' for 15 minutes.

Mix butter and peanut butter in a saucepan.  Heat until boiling, then remove from heat.  Pour into your bowl and add in powdered sugar a cup at a time until all is added.  Now add in the milk and whip until creamy.  Frost cake while icing is still slightly warm.