Italian Meatballs In A Basket

Italian Meatballs In A Basket

2 lbs. ground beef

2 T. margarine

1 green pepper, chopped

1 onion, chopped

16 oz. stewed tomatoes

1 basket cherry tomatoes

1/2 t. basil

1/4 t. thyme

2 T. flour
1 Italian Bread Basket

1 Green Pepper cut into rings for garnish

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.

Serving Size: 8


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