Monday, February 22, 2010

Sweet and Sour Meatballs and Fried Rice

This is one of my very favorite things to have for dinner. It comes from The Lion House cookbook. Every time I make this for company they have seconds and thirds, it is just too good to stop at one serving!

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
From The Lion House

1 to 1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
3/4 cup oats
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Mix ingredients and form into 12 2-inch balls. Place in casserole dish, cover with sauce (recipe follows) and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Sauce for meatballs

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp mustard
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Fried Rice
1/4 lb. bacon
1 cup diced onion
3/4 cup diced celery
1 bell pepper, diced
3 T soy sauce
3 cups COLD, cooked rice

Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and Sauté vegetables in bacon fat. Add rice and soy sauce until heated through. Add bacon.