Thursday, October 8, 2015

Barb's Melt-in-your-Mouth Meatballs with Onion Gravy

My sister gets full credit for this recipe.  She didn't feel like making meatloaf one night, and decided to make meatballs instead.  Wallah! (Her exact words).  These meatballs are so tender and moist - that they DO melt in your mouth.  Simmering in the flavorful onion gravy is the trick.  Serve with mashed potatoes or buttered noodles for a delicious Fall dinner.
A Classic Comfort Food Favorite!

Barb's Melt-in-your-Mouth Meatballs

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef (or turkey)
1 Tbsp. minced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2/3 cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper
Chopped parsley for garnish

For the Gravy:

1 medium onion, sliced thin
1 clove garlic, sliced thin
2 heaping Tbsp. flour
2 cups low sodium beef broth
1 tsp. Gravy Master (optional)


In a large saute pan, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat.  Combine ingredients for meatballs and mix by hand until combined.  Form meatballs (about the size of a golf ball) and fry until golden brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.  Remove meatballs from skillet.  

Add onions and garlic to drippings and saute until onions are translucent and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes.  Add flour to onion mixture and stir to combine with onions.  Cook until flour begins to brown slightly, about 2-3 minutes.  Add beef broth and Gravy Master.  Bring to a simmer until gravy begins to thicken.  Add meatballs to the pan, cover and simmer on low 25-30 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish with fresh parsley.

~Barb's Creation


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