Meatballs for Hungry Men and Women too…

Today the hubby and company are chopping corn and filling the silo and bunker with corn silage for the cattle.  I was nominated to cook for them so I made what has become my specialty….Mock Ham Meatballs…the recipe is great if you are feeding your family supper or great if you are feeding a hungry crew of firemen…

Here’s the recipe…

1 lb hamburger
1/2 lb GROUND cheap hotdogs
1 c crackers
1 beaten egg
1/4 t pepper
Mix together with your hands.
Make a glaze with 3/4 c brown sugar
1 T vinegar
1/2 c water
1/2 t ground mustard
Mix together and add 1/3 of the glaze to the meat mixture and save the rest.
Mix the meat and glaze.  Form into meatballs.  Pour the remaining glaze over the meatballs.  Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350.

I LOVE this recipe because I make them the day before…then I put them in the crock pot the day of serving and warm them up.  I made the recipe x3 for six men who gourged themselves and still had a few left over.  I made them for 50 firemen and made a x14 batch..that made a roaster full.  Our daughter Kalissa is being confirmed at the end of the month and she requested I make these for her reception dinner…so I will be making them again soon.

You can make them the day you want to serve them as well, but when I am cooking for a large group, I like to do as much cooking as I can the day before.  The original recipe called that this be a meatloaf, but for some reason I don’t remember, I made them into meatballs instead….and now it’s become the specialty.  Tomorrow I will share my favorite potato recipe that I serve with these meatballs…

5 thoughts on “Meatballs for Hungry Men and Women too…”

  1. I just made these. It turned out… not so good. I am not sure what I did wrong. I followed it exactly! My family wont eat them. I was really looking forward to these, they looked yummy. Maybe you have some pointers for me?

  2. Maybe you could make the left over into a pasta sauce and pasta or made them barbecued, they would like them then. Just a suggestion. I always redid things they wouldn’t eat the first time, gave them a new look and they never knew the difference. That is in the old days when I fed a family of 5 on $10.00 a week grocery money. Way back in the 60’s

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