Kirkland Signature Meatballs
in Fresh Green Cream Sauce
A generous quantity of spinach adds flavor and
color to this easy and healthful one-dish pasta
meal. Substitute 2 cups of frozen spinach if fresh
is not available.
4 4-ounce cans mushroom
of mushroom soup
Salt and pepper
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 pound pasta, cooked according
Grated Parmesan cheese
1. Pulse spinach in a food processor to coarsely
chop. Add soup, ricotta, vinegar and red pepper;
pulse 2-3 times to combine.
2. Pour into a large skillet and bring to a
simmer over medium heat. Thin sauce with hot
blanching water if desired.
3. Add meatballs and mushrooms; simmer for
20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste
with salt and pepper.
4. Serve over pasta. Pass grated Parmesan at the
table. Makes 6-8 servings.
Tip: A large pot of boiling water prepared for
pasta is a perfect excuse to blanch vegetables for
that meal or another use before cooking the
pasta. It also adds an extra layer of flavor and
nutrients to the pasta.
Best Value Cuts of Beef
In the heartland of the country,
where having a whole or half side of
beef in the freezer is a tradition, every
cut of meat is utilized and appreciated
for its distinctive value.
You can maximize your food budget
with these slow-cooker ideas from
Doug Holbrook, Costco meat buyer:
DPot roast pleases every time, and a
beef shoulder roast is the perfect cut.
DBeef stew is most economical if
you cut your own cubes from eye
of round or sirloin tip roast.
DIf you prefer the convenience of
pre-cut fresh stew meat, Costco
offers choice 1-inch cubes, with
no gristle, fat or connective tissue,
in 4-pound packages that make
8 to 12 servings.