Swiss Alpine Meatballs

Swiss Alpine Meatballs

1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 cup cooked rice
10 oz. can condensed cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup milk
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups cooked rice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, combine beef, pork, 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, egg, 1/2 cup finely
chopped onion, celery leaves, nutmeg, allspice, and 1 cup cooked rice and
mix gently. Form into 1" meatballs and place on a large baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until browned.

Combine 1 cup Swiss cheese with soup, milk, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and 2
cups cooked rice in large bowl. Add cooked meatballs and mix gently. Pour
into 3 quart baking dish.

Bake 325 degrees 40-45 minutes, until sauce bubbles around the edges.

To freeze, bake meatballs and cool completely in refrigerator. Combine with
remaining ingredients and pour into lined baking dish. Wrap, label, and
freeze up to 3 months. To thaw and reheat, thaw overnight in refrigerator.

Stir casserole gently, then bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes until hot
and bubbly.

Serves 8