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Lattice Topped Meatball Bake

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Ingredients
  Soft bread cubes 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Finely chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Thyme 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Green pepper strips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 1⁄2 Clove (2.5 gm), minced
  Canned tomatoes 1 Pound (1 Can)
  One crust pastry 1
Directions

Soak bread cubes in milk; mix in meat, 1/2 cup onion, the salt, and thyme.
Form into twenty-five to thirty 1/2 balls and brown in small amount of hot fat.
Remove meatballs.
Add green pepper, celery, 1/2 cup onion, and garlic; cook and stir until tender.
Drain excess fat from skillet.
Add tomatoes and meatballs; heat through.
Pour into baking dish, 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1 1/2".
Heat oven to 425°.
Roll pastry 1/8" thick; cut into 1" strips.
Arrange crisscross over top of casserole, trimming strips at edge of dish.
Place another strip of pastry around inside edge of dish; lightly press to seal.
Bake 35 to 40 min., or until pastry is nicely browned.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Meat
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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