Monday, December 24, 2012


This is a recipe from a cookbook my schools' PTA made when I was 8 years old.  This recipe was from a Mrs. Altenburg.  I cannot place her or her children.  Even though it was a small school, I was only in the second or third grade so I was not familiar with students on the upper floors in grades 7-12.  Yes, that is correct, we did go from grades 1 through 12 in the same building!

1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup fine cake crumbs
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 can mushroom soup
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup chili sauce

Combine the beef, onion, bell pepper, salt, cake crumbs, egg, with a pinch of black pepper.  Mix and blend well.  Add milk to the mushroom soup and stir together until blended.  Add 1/4 of the soup mixture to the first mixture.  Mix well and form into medium balls.  Dip balls in flour and brown on all sides in hot fat.  Place in casserole dish.  Combine the chili sauce and remaining soup mixture; pour over the meat balls.  Bake in moderae oven, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Makes 12 meat balls or 6 servings.

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