Friday, October 1, 2010
Quick and Easy 'Back-to-School' Dinner for Busy Parents
Easy Meatball Dinner
One 15 oz. can whole potatoes, drained, rinsed, cut into chunks
1 cup chopped onions
14.5 oz. beef broth
32 oz. tomato sauce
1 cup water
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
12 oz. frozen mixed vegetables
Approx. 15 oz. meatballs.
In a large saucepan, combine potatoes, onions, beef broth, tomato sauce, water, Italian seasoning, pepper and vegetables. Bring to a boil on stovetop. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes. Add meatballs, cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
1 package of Mama Lucia Italian Style Meatballs
8 small pita breads
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup cubed feta cheese
1⁄2 cup chopped black olives
1⁄2 cup chopped shredded lettuce
1⁄2 cup chopped onion
1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese grated
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of oregano
Heat the meatballs on the stove top with red pepper flakes and oregano. Heat the pita breads in the oven on low heat until warm. Once heated, place 2-3 meatballs in each pita bread. Top with feta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. As cheese begin to melt, top off with lettuce, onion and black olives. Serve “taco style” for a snack or main meal.