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Salisbury Steak Meatballs

Salisbury Steak Meatballs

My wife and I were looking for a dinner that wasn’t too heavy, and we wanted to find something we hadn’t made at home before. We like meat, but it mainly remains secondary within the meal. Salisbury steak meatballs fit the idea pretty well. I found the original recipe by The Pioneer Woman on Pinterest here: Salisbury Steak Meatballs.

When I find a recipe that sounds good I use it as an idea starting point and then tweak it to my own needs. My wife and I aren’t huge fans of salt, so I usually look for ways to bring in big flavors without all the salt. Within this recipe I used a beef stew seasoning by Mrs. Dash rather than the Beef Bouillon Cubes originally called for, and it delivered perfectly!

Preparation Instructions

Combine 2 pounds Ground Beef, 3/4 cups Seasoned Breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup Brown Mustard, 1/4 cup Ketchup, 1 Mrs Dash beef stew package, 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper in a large bowl and mix together. Once evenly mixed, roll your meatballs. I made mine a little over an inch in size until the mix was used up.

Melt the butter in a large pan on medium-high heat. Once it’s completely melted add your meatballs. Try not to over crowd the pan while they are cooking. It took me a couple rounds to cook them all. You want them to be browned on the outside, but not over cooked at this stage. They will finish cooking later in your sauce. Don’t worry about crumbles left behind while the meatballs are cooking. They will add flavor in the next step.

After the meatballs are done, add the chopped onions to the pan with hot beef fat and crumbles. Sauté them for about 3 minutes or until they are a soft golden color. Once they have reach a good color add the 2-1/2 cups Beef Broth, 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce, and 1 Tablespoon Ketchup to the pan. Stir everything together while scraping the leftover crumbles off the bottom of the pan. While you bring this to a steady simmer, mix the cornstarch and a little beef broth on the side.

Once the the sauce has a good simmer going add the cornstarch mix and re-add the meatballs to the pan. Let this all simmer for about 15 minutes or until the meatballs are done cooking. The sauce will begin to thicken as well.

The Pioneer Woman served hers over a bead of noodles, we chose to serve ours over a bed of mashed potatoes along with a side of steamed veggies.

I hope you have enjoyed my food journey. If you make my dish please feel free to leave a comment here or send me a tweet on Twitter: @jasonyawarts

Ingredients

2 pounds Ground Beef

3/4 cups Seasoned Breadcrumbs

1/4 cup Brown Mustard

1/4 cup Ketchup

1 Mrs Dash beef stew package

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

1 whole Half Stick (1/4 Cup) Butter

1 whole Large Onion, Halved And Sliced

2-1/2 cups Beef Broth

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

1 Tablespoon Ketchup

2 Tablespoons Cornstarch Mixed With A Little Beef Broth To Make A Thin Paste

Enjoy!

Jason

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