A Little Meatball Here, A Little Meatball There

Quaker Maids would like to help parents out by offering a couple of quick and easy recipes like their Easy Meatball Dinner and Meatball Pitas. Like me, they want to offer recipes that are made with things easily found in your kitchen and don’t require you to be a chef to make.  This recipes sounds so yummy, and Madison’s favorite food is meatballs, so I already know this will be a winner in  my house!

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.

Meatball Pitas

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.

I know I can’t wait to try both of these!