beef recipe salad

816 – Corn Salad, Easy Meatballs

Corn Salad

3 cups corn kernels
1/2 cup sweet onion, sliced
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp dried herbs (basil or oregano are good choices)
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Adjust salt to suit personal preference.

Easy Meatballs

2 lbs ground beef
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp basil
2 tsp oregano

Mix all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Form approximately 32 meatballs the size of a golf ball. Place meatballs in baking dish sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray.

Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Drain grease away from meatballs and serve with sauce of your choice.

Note: These meatballs freeze well, cooked or uncooked. Drop them still frozen into the sauce and simmer until cooked through and steamy.

Quick Tomato Sauce

1 (28-oz) can tomatoes
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp basil
1 tsp salt

Add ingredients to blender and puree until smooth. Pour contents into saucepan and simmer 10-15 minutes until thickened. Stir in 2-3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese to finish sauce just before serving.

Quick Cream Sauce

4 tbsp butter or margarine
2 tbsp flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup low fat milk
salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in sauce pan over medium high heat and stir in flour. Whisk until smooth. Pour in chicken broth and milk, continuing to whisk until mixture is thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Sauteed mushrooms or fresh herbs are an excellent addition to this sauce.

Rhonda Matthews

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