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Sloppy Joes

Yet another recipe from Grandma Baumann; homemade sloppy joes!

Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp flour
3/4 cup hot water
1 tbsp prepared mustard
3/4 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup cooked celery

Directions

Brown ground beef and onion.  Drain off the fat.  Stir in flour and add hot water.  Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.  Add mustard, chili sauce, and cooked celery.  Simmer 15 minutes.  Serve on buns.

 

A fairly simple recipe, when it comes down to it, but absolutely yummy.
I found too, if you don’t cook the celery beforehand, you can easily do it in the microwave.  Just put the celery in a microwave safe measuring cup, cover with water, and heat like you would a cup of water to boil.  The celery will be cooked through and ready for the pot.

Swedish Meatballs

This recipe is courtesy of Jeff’s Grandma Baumann.  From everything I’ve heard, she was quite the cook, and from every recipe of hers that I’ve tried, it just confirms it.  These are a Christmas staple in the Anderson house, and I made them last week, as Jeff was craving them.  🙂

Swedish Meatballs

Ingredients

2 lb ground beef
1 lb lean ground pork
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 cup milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground allspice

Directions

Have the butcher double grind the beef and pork (we found at Jewel it comes this way), or mix and grind in the food processor.  Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

Cover a jellyroll pan with parchment.  Roll small meatballs and place on parchment.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 mins or until browned.

Makes about 96 meatballs, which according to the recipe is 12 servings.

You can serve with any kind of sauce, but I recommend some lingonberry jam.  Delicious!