My grandmother had her hands full raising six kids in the 1950s and ’60s, so a lot of her cooking was very simple. (Though her spaghetti sauce recipe is a family favorite.) Dad also remembers her making these meatballs, studded with rice and served with a simple tomato sauce.
Guy did some solo parenting while I was on a recent business trip, and he had zero problems getting dinner on the table. For this dish, he made four mini meat loaves seasoned with barbecue sauce and surrounded by broccoli, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, and green beans.
My Mom’s cousin Gail brought these baked beans to the Campbell family reunion at Phil and ‘Trelle’s house in Georgia last year. When I got back to Texas, I came across the recipe in a recent magazine.
Ground beef is the unexpected ingredient here. Add it to bacon, barbecue sauce, molasses, Dijon mustard, and three kinds of beans.