Hope you like the video for the first installment of the college cooking survival series. It’s a simple recipe for yummy meatballs and mashed potatoes. Cheap, easy, and delicious! I have mashed potatoes in my hair at the end…but who doesn’t when one makes mashed potatoes.
Cranberry Chili Sauce Meatballs - Bear Bites
- 1 pound ground beef or turkey
- 1 jar chili sauce
- 1 can cranberry sauce – I prefer whole cranberry
- ½ to one cup water
- In a deep skillet with lid, pour in the chili sauce, fill the jar with water & shake, add this to the pan.
- Turn the heat to medium high.
- Add the cranberry sauce and stir to combine bringing the sauce to a slow simmer.
- With the meat, form golf ball sized meatballs and carefully drop into the simmering sauce.
- Put the lid on and turn the heat to medium. Do not stir.
- Check in 8 to 10 minutes and turn them over, leave lid off and simmer until sauce is thickened and meatballs are done.
Serve over mashed potatoes.
Kennedy Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
- 4 to 5 large russet potatoes, or Yukon Gold (you’ll need a few more of the yukon’s as they are smaller)
- 2 – 3 cloves of garlic, skins removed and smashed, no need to chop or mince
- 1 cup chicken stock or 2 teaspoons chicken broth bullion base
- ½ cup to 1 cup milk or half & half
- Butter or margarine to taste
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Fill a large stock pot with water & turn heat on high to bring to a boil.
- Toss in the garlic and chicken stock or bullion base
- Peel potatoes, leaving some skin on if you like
- Cut into quarters and gently boil until potato yields to knife but doesn’t fall apart
- Remove potatoes from the water & put into large bowl.
- Add milk and butter and mash with potato masher until you reach your desired consisency. If the potatoes are too runny, a trick to firm them up is place in a saucepan and cook over medium heat. Much of the moisture will be absorbed and they will firm up.
- If you like, also add grated cheddar cheese and or sour cream to make them extra yummy.
- Add salt & pepper to taste.