Meatballs in Mushroom Gravy
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • FOR THE MEATBALLS
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup parsley, rough chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • S&P
  • FOR THE GRAVY:
  • 4 slices thick slab bacon
  • 2 cups mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 2 heaping TBSP flour, whole wheat flour is fine
  • 3 - 4 cups beef broth, heated
  • Ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. FOR THE MEATBALLS
  2. Combine all ingredients for meatballs, roll into about 20 meatballs
  3. Brown in a bit of olive oil
  4. Remove to separate plate
  5. FOR THE GRAVY
  6. Sauté mushrooms in a pan with NO fat until golden brown, set aside
  7. In the same pan you cooked meatballs in, cook bacon slabs until golden brown and fat is rendered
  8. Drain off all but about 3-4 TBSP bacon fat, remove bacon and crumble. Oover medium high heat add flour, whisking all the while until a thick paste forms
  9. Slowly and while whisking the entire time add heated beef broth until you have achieved the consistency you desire.
  10. Add mushrooms, bacon and meatlballs
  11. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring OFTEN until meatballs are cooked through
Recipe by Be Still & Eat at http://bestillandeat.com/meatballs-in-bacon-mushroom-gravy/