Italian Meatballs In A Basket
Italian Meatballs Beef
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:43:18 AM. Recipe ID 2407. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Italian meatballs in a basket
Categories: Beef, Meats
Yield: 8 Servings
2 lb Ground Beef Chuck
2 tb Margarine
1 ea Med. Green Pepper, Chopped
1 ea Med. Onion, Chopped
16 oz (1 cn) Stewed Tomatoes
1/2 ts Basil
1/4 ts Thyme
2 tb Unbleached Flour
1 x Ital. Bread Basket
1 x Green peppr rings
1 x Cherry Tomatoes
Lightly shape ground beef into 1 1/2-inch balls. Lightly brown balls
in margarine in large frying-pan, about 5 minutes. Add the green
pepper and onion to meatballs; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Drain tomatoes, reserving liquid. Add tomatoes, all but 1/4 c tomato
liquid, basil and thyme to meat balls. Cover tightly and cook slowly
5 minutes. Combine reserved tomato liquid with flour, stirring until
smooth. Stir into meatballs, cover tightly and cook 5 minutes or
until slightly thick. Meanwhile prepare Italian Bread Basket and
place on platter. Spoon meatball mixture into and around bread.
Garnish with green pepper rings and cherry tomatoes, if desired.
Italian Bread Basket: 1 Loaf (16 ozs) Italian Bread, Unsliced
1/4 Cup Margarine, Melted
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated Cut a 3/4 slice from top of
bread. With fork, scoop out inside of bread to form basket, leaving
1-inch bread on all sides and bottom of loaf. Place loaf on foil in
shallow baking pan. Brush top, sides and inside of bread with melted
margarine. Sprinkle loaf with Parmesan cheese, coating sides evenly.
Bake in hot oven (400 Degrees F.) for 10 minutes.
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