Barbecued  Meatballs






1 egg, beaten

  1 cup crisp rice cereal, crushed, divided

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 pound ground beef





1/4 cup packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 teaspoon prepared mustard

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg





Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


In a large bowl, combine the egg, 3/4 cup cereal, onion, salt and pepper.

Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.


For sauce, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.

Add 2 tablespoons sauce to meat mixture; mix well.

Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls.


Place meatballs on a rack coated with cooking spray in a shallow baking pan.

Brush with remaining sauce; sprinkle with remaining cereal.

Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink; drain.


Serves 1 1/2 dozen






Spinach  Roll  Ups






1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

6 green onions, chopped

1/3 cup crumbled cooked bacon

1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix

2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed






In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese, onions,

bacon and salad dressing mix.

Stir in spinach until well blended.


Spread over tortillas; roll up tightly jelly-roll style.


Wrap in plastic wrap.


Refrigerate for at least 5 hours.


With a serrated knife, cut into 1/2 inch slices.


Refrigerate leftovers.



Serves 12 - 14






Party  Sausages






2 pounds fully cooked smoked sausage links

1 bottle (8 ounces) Catalina salad dressing

1 bottle (8 ounces) Russian salad dressing

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup pineapple juice






Cut sausages diagonally into 1/2 inch slices.

Cook in a skillet over medium heat until lightly browned.





Transfer sausages to a 3 quart slow cooker.

Discard drippings.


Add dressings, sugar and juice to skillet.

Cook and stir over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved.

Pour over sausages.


Heat on low for 1 to 2 hours or until heated through.


Serve hot.



Serves 16







 Salem's Den  Salem 2004 and Beyond