Birthday Recipe #4: I wanted finger foods for the party, so I thought these would be perfect. I have to admit, these were made by my husband. When I looked at the recipe originally, I only looked at the ingredients. I thought, not to many ingredients, nothing out of the ordinary so on the list it went. Well, I guess I should have looked at how to make the recipe, aka the directions. Because, if it's too complicated (not "simply made")...it's not for me. Now, this recipe wasn't too bad. On a normal day, I could have pulled it off. But, on the afternoon (5pm) of a 7pm party...I wasn't having it. So, being the wonderful husband he is, Derek
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 cup crushed saltines (about 30 crackers)
5 tablespoons canola oil
In a large bowl, combine egg and soup mix. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Divide into 36 portions; set aside. In another large bowl, combine the flour and milk until smooth. Add cheese and bacon; mix well.
Shape cheese mixture into 36 balls. Shape one beef portion around each cheese ball. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs. Place cracker crumbs in another bowl. Dip meatballs into egg, then coat with crumbs.
In a large skillet, cook meatballs over medium heat in oil for 10-12 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and coating is golden brown. Yield: 3 dozen.