Thursday, April 23, 2009

Easy Meatballs

1-slice bread, torn into small pieces
2- tablespoons milk
1-pound lean ground beef
1/2-cup green onion, chopped
1-tablespoon soy sauce
2/3-teaspoon salt
1/2-teaspoon dry mustard
1-clove garlic, crushed
2-tablespoons salad oil

In a medium bowl add bread pieces and milk. Toss. Stir in next 7 ingredients. Form into 1 1/2 inch balls. Brown in hot oil over medium high heat, 5-7 minutes. Cover and cook on low heat about 10 minutes or until cooked through.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve with pasta sauce over spaghetti or, sweet and sour sauce over rice.

Apple-Rosemary Pork and Rice

1 1/2 cups apple juice
1 1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
2 teaspoons crushed dried rosemary leaves
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3/4-pound pork tenderloin cut in 1/2 slices
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4-cup apple jelly
1 large unpeeled red cooking apple, sliced

Heat apple juice to boiling in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in rice and 1 tablespoon of the rosemary; remove from heat. Cover and let stand until ready to serve, just before serving, fluff with fork.
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Cook pork, onion, garlic, and remaining 1 tablespoon rosemary in oil 6 to 8 minutes stirring occasionally, until pork is fully cooked. Stir in apple jelly and apple slices cook apple slices are tender. Serve over rice.

Two Step Beefy Taco Joes

1 lb. Ground Beef
1 can Tomato Soup
1 cup Salsa
1/2 cup Cheese

Combine all ingredients except cheese. Top with cheese before serving. Serve on a hamburger bun.

French Onion Dip Pizza

2 med to lg. Sweet Onions, sliced or chopped
2 lg. Cloves of garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. Olive oil
16 oz. Sour cream
1/2 c Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 c Mozzarella cheese, grated
1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme, chopped
Ready made pizza crust or pizza dough mix

In a fry pan carmelize onions and garlic in olive oil. Takes about 15 minutes. When onions are tender stir onion mixture into sour cream. Spread onion mixture over crust sprinkle cheeses over mixture, top with the thyme. Bake at 375 for 18 to 20 minutes.