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Chafing Dish Meatballs

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Ingredients
  Ground beef chuck 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Dried breadcrumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Packaged)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Canned tomato juice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Bottled barbecue sauce 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Canned pineapple chunks 20 1⁄2 Ounce, drained
  Stuffed olives 10
Directions

Early in day: In bowl, with two-tined fork, toss together chuck, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, egg and milk until well blended.
Shape into 1/2-inch balls.
Place in shallow pan with shortening; refrigerate.
About 1 1/2 hours before serving: Preheat oven to 350°F.
Bake meatballs 30 minutes.
In saucepan, combine flour and tomato juice until smooth.
Add barbecue sauce and 1/4 cup water; blend well.
Set aside.
Drain off excess fat from meatballs; pour on tomato sauce; bake 45 minutes longer.
Spoon meatballs into chafing dish.
Place pineapple chunks and olives here and there.
Spoon sauce over all.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Meat
Interest: 
Quick
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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