Meatballs and Gravy

Meatballs and Gravy, mc2creativeliving.com

Meatballs and Gravy

Meatballs and gravy scream comfort food right? I love meatballs almost as much as chicken wings. Meatballs are another food that you can prepare in different ways to get different tastes and textures. This recipe is so easy and very tasty.

Meatballs and Gravy, mc2creativeliving.com


I have used panko bread crumbs in this recipe for the light texture they provide, but I have also added some Italian seasoned bread crumbs for the taste. I love using Italian seasoned bread crumbs in my recipes. They add all the taste I need without the need to add more spices.

Meatballs and Gravy, mc2creativeliving.com

These meatballs are browned in a pan, then slowly cooked in a rich gravy made with onions, flour, beef broth and a little bit of ketchup. Simple enough right?

Meatballs and Gravy, mc2creativeliving.com

That’s what cooking should be all about, tasty, simple and easy. Serve these delicious meatballs and gravy over a creamy potato mash, (here is my awesome Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Mushrooms recipes ) or over large egg noodles or a side green salad, the choice is yours!

Meatballs and Gravy, mc2creativeliving.com

Meatballs and Gravy
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
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Ingredients
  • FOR THE MEATBALLS:
  • 1 lbs of ground beef
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp of dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • FOR THE GRAVY:
  • 1 small onion (finely diced)
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 1 tbsp of ketchup
  • 1 tbsp of dry parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. FOR THE MEATBALLS:
  2. Mix all the ingredients together for the meatballs.
  3. Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop and form the meatballs (the recipe yield about 15 meatballs)
  4. Heat up 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet and brown the meatballs on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  5. Reserve on a plate.
  6. FOR THE GRAVY:
  7. In the same pan, add in the onion and cook until translucid (about 5 minutes)
  8. Sprinkle the flour over the onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Whisk in the beef broth scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen the bits (that’s where the flavour is)
  10. Add in the ketchup.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Add in the parsley.
  13. Return the meatballs to the pan, simmer for 1 hour.