Tonight’s recipe is one that my mom always used to make. It’s one of my favorites, so I just had to get the recipe from her. It’s really simple because it just a few ingredients, which I usually have on hand. This can also be made in the pressure cooker by following the same directions except for cooking it for 8 minutes at high pressure instead of simmering it on the stove.
1 lb ground beef
1 box beef Rice-A-Roni
2 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 ½ cups water
1-2 Tbsp flour
Combine ground beef, Rice-A-Roni (not the seasoning packet) and egg. Form into golf ball sized meatballs.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add meatballs and brown for 2-3 minutes. Dissolve seasoning packet in the water and pour over meatballs in skillet. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove meatballs with tongs to a bowl and cover to keep warm. Whisk in flour to the remaining liquid in skillet to thicken for gravy.
This makes 14-16 meatballs. Chloe didn’t eat any of this tonight, but she really liked it last time I made it. I served it with corn on the cob and cauliflower gratin (which I will post the recipe for tomorrow).