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Cheater Meatballs with Many Sauces, Pasta and Broccoli

Cheater Meatballs with Many Sauces, Pasta and Broccoli
YIELDS
4 servings

Ease of Preparation: Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes

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Ingredients

3
lb(s) (1350 gms) Extra Lean Ground Beef - This amount makes a double recipe
Aluminum Foil
1 ½
lb(s) (675 gms) Cooked Meat Squares
8
oz VH Cherry Sauce (227 ml)
10
oz Pineapple Tidbits, drained (284 ml)
Green Pepper (Optional)
OR
1
can Cream of Mushroom Soup (10 oz / 284 ml)
½
can the Soup Can filled with 1% Milk (5 oz / 142 ml)
8
Sauteed Mushrooms (Optional)
½
Small Onion (Optional)
1
Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce (Optional)
OR
6
oz VH Honey-Garlic Sauce (170 mL) Half a small jar
½
cup Ketchup
½
tsp Mesquite Liquid Smoke
¾
lb(s) Broad Egg Noodles (340gms) (try No Yolk brand)
1
tsp Olive Oil
5
cup Broccoli Florets
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Directions

Step 1

Take out equipment and ingredients the night before or on the weekend…

Step 2

Pre-heat oven to 375 degree F. Press ground beef evenly into a 9″x13″ pan. Press down with a pastry scraper to create many long lines the length of the pan. Do the same crossways to create meat squares approx 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in size.

Step 3

Make sure you are creating a space in between each square with the pastry scraper so that when they form they don’t stick together.

Step 4

Cover with foil and bake in hot oven. Set timer for 30 minutes.

Step 5

Once cooked, freeze to have ready for slow cooker sauces.

Step 6

When you get home for dinner: Heat meat squares in slow cooker on high.

Step 7

Prepare your sauce of choice in slow cooker.

Step 8

Asian Pineapple Sauce: Combine one jar VH cherry sauce with 1 can pineapple tidbits. Chop and mix in green pepper.

Step 9

Mushroom Sauce: Combine mushroom soup with 1/2 the can filled with milk. Sautéed mushrooms and onions are nice if you have time. For more zip add Worcestershire sauce.

Step 10

Sweet BBQ: Combine honey-garlic sauce with ketchup and smoke. For a little more bite add cayenne to taste.

Step 11

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta to boiling water. Set timer for 10 minutes or follow package directions. Drain, rinse and toss with a little oil.

Step 12

Rinse broccoli in colander. Place in microwave-safe pot. Cover and microwave at high for 3 minutes. When pasta and meatballs are ready, stir broccoli and reheat 2 additional minutes.

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