I have been having way to much enjoyment looking over another Junior League Cookbook. I took a break from making sweets, to try another goodie. This book is called Southern Sideboards. It's a JL book from Jackson, Mississippi. My mom gave this book to my Grandma Christmas of 1982, and when my Grandparents moved to a Senior Community, the book was given back to my mom. I am not sure what items my Grandma cooked from here, but Grandma Campbell was an excellent cook, and I can tell this book was used quite a bit....
I decieded to make Hot and Spicy Meat balls from it today.
Here's what you need to do:
Sauce: 3/4 cup of ketchup, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon minced onion, 2 teaspoons worcestire sauce, 1 1/2 teaspooon salt, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 3 drops of tabasco sauce, few grains of cayenne pepper. (I just shook a little in)
Meatballs: 1 lb of ground beef, 3/4 cup of bread crumbs, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of Accent (I don't know what it is, so I am just going to use more salt), 1 1/2 tablespoon minced onion, 1/2 teaspoon of horseradish (didn't have this so I used garlic), 3 drops of Tabasco Sauce, 2 eggs beaten
Mix sauce ingrediants in a bowl and set aside. Mix meatball ingrediants and form balls. Brown your meatballs in a stove top, then put in stove pan and pour sauce on top and bake in oven until done. (20 minutes or so) Stir them around some. Honestly, this last part I made up, as the book calls for you to cook them in a chaffing dish, and I didn't even know what that was... However, they were delish. They were a little spicy, but nothing crazy. My little ones ate them without batting an eyelash.