Sunday, November 16, 2008

How to sneak in veggies...he he he

This is for my daughter-in-law....we need to call her something kinder.....help me find a term of endearment for her? She married my son who followed in his dad's foot steps as a child. They both wouldn't eat veggie side dishes..........
so
I tricked them!
Here is my recipe for getting veggies into meat balls. They will never know it once the sauce is on it's just meat balls. I got the recipe from my friend Pam Matson and it served useful for getting veggies in all five kids and bleach boy!
Vegetable meatballs and sauce
1 pound of ground beef
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1 egg
2 med carrots finely grated
2 med potatoes grated
one small onion grated
Dash of salt and pepper
Mash this all together.
Form into small meatballs, this is important or the veggies won't cook fast enough to keep up with the hamburger.
Put a little oil in a nice size frying pan or use a non-stick
Put the meatballs around the pan giving them a little space between each
Brown being careful to only turn them as each side is brown. The less you move them the better they stay together. It helps to do this on a medium heat.
Place in a casserole dish
mix one can of cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken soup
with 1/2 cup of milk
Or enough to make a loose gravy
Bake in 325 degree oven for 45 minutes

2 comments:

Eden said...

Sounds good. We need a sauce without the canned soups... they all seem to have MSG. But shredded carrots are a great secret addition. What else can I shred?

Fonnell said...

Oh it is easy to make your own sauce or soup in the microwave. Go to your basic's Cd and look up the white sauce. Make that and add what ever you wish to flavor it, bits of chicken, saute' mushrooms, beef broth. What ever you wish. It's fast and good then use it just like canned soup!

Too bad about the MSG thought they stopped doing that but I see they haven't