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homemade meatballs and gravy

a recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

Great served with mashed potatoes and veggies. Or make a double batch and they are a great appetizer.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homemade meatballs and gravy

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2
    loaf of french bread crust trimmed
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 md
    onion minced
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 lg
  • 1 tsp
    fresh thyme minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    dry white wine
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 8 oz
    beef broth
  • 8 oz
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    kitchen bouquet browning sauce

How To Make homemade meatballs and gravy

  • 1
    Soak the bread in the milk and then squeeze out the milk discarding it.
  • 2
    Add all ingredients for meatballs except oil and butter in mixing bowl. Mix well with your hands incorporating all the ingredients well. Roll into desired shaped balls.
  • 3
    Place oil and butter in large saute pan. When hot add the meatballs and brown on all sides. Do this in batches to not overcrowd the pan. Remove the meatballs to a dish and continue until all meatballs are browned.
  • 4
    Set all meatballs aside and start on gravy. Deglaze the pan with wine scrapping up the bits on bottom. Let most evaporate. Add the flour to the dripping and create a roux.
  • 5
    Stir in the beef broth, cream, horseradish, and browning sauce. Add the meatballs back in the pan with the gravy.
  • 6
    Cook until meatballs are done and gravy is thickened.

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