european style meatballs

a recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This is delicious. I used to make them with veal, but around here, if you can actually find any ground veal, it runs about 18.00 per pound! So I remade the recipe using beef and pork.

serves 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For european style meatballs

  • FOR THE MEATBALLS
  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 lb
    ground pork
  • 1/2 c
    saltine cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • FOR THE SAUCE
  • 1 box
    (8 oz.) fresh, sliced mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    browning sauce
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 6 oz
    egg noodles
  • poppy seeds for garnishing

How To Make european style meatballs

  • 1
    Combine meatball ingredients except for canola oil in a large bowl and mix well. Shape mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls.
  • 2
    Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a deep skillet. Brown meatballs on all sides. About 5 to 6 minutes or until well browned. Remove meatballs, reserving drippings in skillet.
  • 3
    Add mushrooms to pan with drippings, saute until soft. Add flour to pan drippings; stir until blended, reduce heat; add sour cream, browning sauce, salt and pepper, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk.
  • 4
    Return meat balls to skillet and cook over low heat for 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Mix hot cooked noodles with butter and sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  • 6
    Serve meatballs over noodles.
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