Rae Fox at 28, taking in the scenery from a New York roof top
At first I was going to make Rae's Almost Famous Scrumptious Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce but the recipe couldn't be found. So I opted for her Sweet and Sour Swedish Meatballs which are scrumptious as well and a quick fix to boot! Even though back in the day slaving over the stove was par for the course, I promise- you can make these little darlings in 45 minutes tops. The ingredients are simple and brought back a most pleasant taste sensation from my childhood. The sweet and sour sauce is the EXACT, I mean EXACT!!! same sauce my mom used to make with her stuffed cabbage. It's a great memory and an even better recipe.
Rae Fox's Sweet and Sour Swedish Meatballs
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 medium onion grated
1 clove garlic grated
1/2 tsp salt
2 T parsley chopped
1 egg slightly beaten
1/4-1/3 cup lemon juice-I used the juice of 2 lemons
1/4 tsp vinegar- I used rice vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 15 oz can water
Remove meatballs to a separate plate and simmer the sauce for about 5 to 10 minutes to concentrate the flavors and thicken it up a bit. I let it reduce about 1 inch from where it started.
Pour sauce over meatballs and serve. These meatballs are a great appetizer, which is how I enjoyed them on night number one. Reheated the next night they were delicious with brown rice and a salad. This is one of those recipes that is even better the second day. So I say, make a double batch. You won't be disappointed. Thanks Rae.