Today is our wedding anniversary. We got married back in 1983 and it was still common for the ladies of the church to prepare the wedding meal. Our wedding meal consisted of fried chicken, church meatballs, mashed potatoes, coleslaw corn and for dessert....Black Forest cake brownies and platz. We also had over 300 people at our wedding. Today that would not be as easy if you are paying a caterer at a costly price.
These meat balls were a standard fare for any church type of banquet. Wedding, Thanksgiving, Fundraisers, you name it, these meatballs were on the table. Now it seems that these homemade wedding meals are a thing of the past. Just for fun I will give you the recipe version that feeds 300, and the pared down version to feed a family. I hope you try it and enjoy it. They are great to take along to potlucks and family gatherings. They can prepared days in advance and even frozen. The longer they sit in the sauce the better they are.
- Meatballs made from 30 lbs of ground beef (use your favorite recipe for meatballs)
- 19 tins of golden mushroom soup (10 oz size)
- 10 tins of tomato soup (10 oz size)
- 1 litre (4 cups) each of ketchup and BBQ sauce
- 1 litre (4 cups) of half and half cream
Family size recipe
- 3 lbs of ground beef
- 1 large onion, grated
- 1/2 cup of dry bread crumbs
- 2 eggs
- salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Shape into little meat balls.
- Place onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with a lightly greased sheet of foil for easy clean up.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes or til brown.
- 2 cans of C*mpbells Golden Mushroom Soup* (10 oz can)
- 1 can of Tomato Soup (10 oz can)
- 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
- 1/2 cup of ketchup
- 1/2 cup of cream of evaporated milk or cream
- Combine above ingredients and pour over prepared meatballs.
- May be put in a slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours, or bake at 350 for 1 hour.
- Serve with mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and veggies. For dessert a light tasting dessert like Cake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Icing.