Monday, July 19, 2010

An Ol' Standby

Do you have a supper favorite that you tend to turn to when you've run out of ideas? I do. So much so that I'm almost getting tired of it. The kids all still love it, it's quick, it's easy and I always have the ingredients on hand. Therefore, it makes it's way onto the menu at least once a month.

Swedish Meatballs

1 lb hamburger
1/2 onion, finely chopped (or be lazy like me and use dried minced onion)
3/4 cup or so oatmeal
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Mix altogether. Form into balls. (I use a small cookie scoop that I bought from The Pampered Chef. Who has time to stand there and form a bunch of little balls by hand? I suppose I should call mine Swedish Meatlumps instead of Meatballs.)

Brown over medium high heat. Remove from pan after they've been browned.

In the same pan over medium heat, melt 4 Tbsp butter. Add 1/2 cup flour. Add 4 cups water and 4 tsp beef bullion, or 4 bullion cubes. Stir constantly until it boils. Cook for one more minute.

Put the meatballs back into the gravy. Turn heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over mashed potatoes.

Note: The gravy part of the recipe is actually doubled. We like ours to be saucy, feel free to half it.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

sounds delicious and easy! I'll have to give it a whirl. (PS. can you tell me how to make mashed potatoes? does that involve boiling them or something? ;)