Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Applesauce Meatballs

1 cup applesauce
1 egg
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
1 pound ground beef

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 carrots thinly sliced
2 onions thinly sliced
3 cups tomato juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Combine applesauce, egg, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper, with ground beef; mix until well blended. Form into medium-sized meatballs, and roll in flour.

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large skillet over medium high or high heat. Cook meatballs, turning occasionally, until evenly browned but not cooked through. Lay in a baking dish and set aside.

In the same skillet, partially cook the carrots and onions over medium high heat until onions are transparent. Stir often so carrots do not scorch. Add the tomato juice, season to taste with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour over the top of the meatballs.

Bake, covered, for 45 minutes, or until carrots are tender and meatballs are cooked through. Uncover and bake for another 10 minutes before removing from the oven.

1 comment:

Merry Strong said...

I've heard of these for years, but never made them.

I'm putting this on my "to do" list. :-)