Ingredients:2 lbs. ground beef1-1/2 cups instant rice, uncooked1 medium onion, chopped2 eggs, beaten1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt1/2 teaspoon pepperOne 10-oz. pkg. frozen Brussels sproutsTwo 15-oz. cans tomato sauce1 cup water1 teaspoon dried thymeDirections:Combine first six ingredients, mix well. Shape a scant 1/4 cup of raw hamburger mixture around each frozen Brussels sprout to form a meatball. Place in ungreased 10x15 baking dish. Combine tomato sauce, water and thyme. Pour over meatballs. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Makes 21 meatballs. Yields 8-10 servings.Betty Born, Cologne, Minn.
Ingredients:1 pkg. beef Rice-A-Roni, reserving seasoning packet for later1 lb. ground beefOne egg, beaten2-1/2 cups hot waterDirections:Mix dry Rice-A-Roni, ground beef, and egg. Form into meatballs and brown. Combine contents of Rice-A-Roni seasoning packet with hot water. Pour over meatballs. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.Linda Andersen, Karlstad, Minn.
Ingredients:2 cups Bisquick2/3 cup milk1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese1/4 cup butter, melted1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1 tablespoon parsley flakesDirections:Mix Bisquick, milk and cheese until soft dough. Beat vigorously for 30 seconds. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Combine melted butter, garlic powder and parsley flakes and brush over the top. Bake10 minutes in a 450 degree oven until lightly browned.Dianne Dahl, Borup, Minn.
Ingredients:One 16-oz. can green beans, drainedOne 16-oz. can kidney beans, drainedOne 16-oz. can garbanzo beans, drainedOne 16-oz. can yellow beans, drained1/2 cup green pepper, chopped1/2 cup onion, choppedDressing:2/3 cup vinegar3/4 cup sugar1/3 cup oilSalt to tastePepper to tasteCombine dressing in a jar; shake well to combine. Pour over vegetables. Chill. Keeps well in refrigerator.Mark Moss, Eagle Bend, Minn
Ingredients:8-oz. can crushed pineapple, not drained16-oz. can pork and beans4 eggs1 cup oil1 teaspoon vanilla3 cups flour2 cups sugar1 teaspoon baking powder2 teaspoons baking soda2 teaspoons cinnamon1 teaspoon saltMix pineapple and pork and beans until smooth. Add eggs and oil, then vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour into well-greased and floured 12x16 (jelly roll) cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.Frosting:8-oz. pkg. cream cheese8-oz. butter4 cups powdered sugar2 teaspoons vanillaBeat well, spread over bars.These are delicious bars.Bernice Vetter, Wishek, N.D.
Ingredients:2 cups raisins3/4 cup Crisco1 cup sugar3 eggs2-1/2 cups flour2 cups oatmeal1-1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt2 cups walnuts, choppedCover raisins with water and bring to a boil. Let stand 5 minutes and drain. Cream Crisco and sugar. Beat in eggs. Stir in remaining ingredients; fold in raisins. Form into 48 balls and flatten slightly with glass. Bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.Anna Bulcher, Bertha, Minn.