Salisbury Meatballs

Judy Wiemerslage, Allamakee County


1lb. ground beef

1/2 c. oatmeal

1/2 c. milk

2 tbsp. chopped onion

1 tsp. salt

3/8 tsp. pepper


1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup

1 tbsp. prepared mustard

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. horseradish

1/2 c. water

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix ground beef, oatmeal, milk, chopped onion, salt and pepper. Roll into large meatballs, and place in glass baking dish. Mix topping ingredients in a medium bowl, and pour over meatballs. Bake in covered dish for 1 hour and 25 minutes. Makes 9 meatballs. 

Chicken Salad with Apples

Teresa Bjork, Boone County


3 c. chopped cooked chicken

1 apple (1.5 cups chopped)

1/4 c. diced red onion

1/4 c. dried cranberries

1/3 c. mayonnaise

1/3 c. plain yogurt

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

1 tbsp. red wine vinegar

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions: Chop the cooked chicken and the apple into small pieces. Finely dice the red onion. Place the chicken, apple, onion, and dried cranberries in a large bowl. Combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, Dijon, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper in a separate bowl. Stir until smooth.

Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients in the bowl, and stir until everything is coated. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat.

Crock Pot Cube Steak

Pat McElhaney, Black Hawk County


6 cube steaks

1 medium onion, peeled and sliced into rings

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can cream of celery soup

1 packet onion soup mix

1/2 soup can of water

Salt & pepper

Instructions: Peel, slice and separate the rings of one medium sized onion. Salt and pepper each cube steak. Place 2 cube steaks in the bottom of your slow cooker. Top with onions and repeat, separating each addition of meat with onions. This will help separate them later and avoid them being one mass of cube steak. In a separate bowl, add the cream of soups and water, and mix it up. Pour the soup mixture over the meat. Sprinkle the onion soup mix on top, put the lid on the slow cooker and turn it on low. Soon your kitchen will start to smell delicious and 6-7 hours later you will have a dinner! Add a side of mashed potatoes to help enjoy the gravy and a salad or green veggie.

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