I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Brown Gravy & Meatballs

So delicious.  Fairly easy to make.  Even though I put them in the slow cooker for a few hours, you can just eat it once you have the meatballs & gravy made.  I will normally double the batch for a party.




BROWN GRAVY MEATBALLS 
(makes about 20-24 meatballs)

Ingredients:
*1 pound ground beef (I prefer lean ground beef)
*1/8 pound ground pork
*1 teaspoon sea salt
*2 cloves garlic, minced
*1 onion, chopped very small 
*1 teaspoons Italian seasoning
*1 teaspoon dried oregano
*1/2 teaspoon red hot sauce
*1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
*1/3 cup whole milk
*1/4 cup freshly finely grated Parmesan cheese
*1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
*2 (10.5 ounces) beef broth
*1/2 small onion, chopped very fine
*1 garlic clove, minced
*1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
*1/2 cup cold water
*4 tablespoons corn starch

Directions:
~Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
~Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
~In a large bowl, mix ground beef, ground pork, salt, 2 cloves garlic, 1 small onion, Italian seasoning, dried oregano, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, milk, Parmesan cheese & bread crumbs. 
~Using a cookie scoop, scoop up meatballs and roll into a ball in your clean hands.
~Place on cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
~Remove from oven and place in slow cooker.  
~In a large saucepan, bring beef broth, 1/2 onion, 1 garlic clove & black pepper to a full rolling boil.
~In a small bowl, whisk water & corn starch.
~Pour in beef broth & whisk until gravy thickens.
~Carefully pour over meatballs. (you can serve it at this point if you want)
~Cook in slow cooker on low for 2-3 hours.
~If gravy has thinned down to much, add a little more corn starch water about 15 minutes before removing from the slow cooker (1/3 cup water + 1 1/2 tablespoon corn starch)

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