When somebody tells you they are hungry for meatballs, does your mind go straight to pasta with a marinara sauce? Mine doesn’t, instead I think rice topped with a nice Swedish meatball in sauce. So when I heard the word meatballs, off to the kitchen I went.
I started by mixing my ground beef in a bowl with a diced onion, some minced garlic, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. On the side I soaked 3 slices of white bread in milk. I drained off all the milk and squeezed it out with my hands. Mash up the bread until it is the consistency of paste,then add to the meat and mix it through. I make the balls a bit bigger than a golf ball.
Fry the balls up in a large pan with about a half cube of butter. After you have browned the balls on all sides, remove and set aside.
Depending on the grease left in the pan, you may have to add some more butter. Add some flour and make a paste. You should still have some tasty little bits from the meatballs hanging around in the pan.
Keep heat on it, but watch for the burn. Add some beef broth, milk and some salt and pepper. Bring this to a light boil then reduce. You should have a nice gravy working now. Add browning sauce if you want, I prefer a light color with this dish.
I have cooked a plain white rice. Tracey tries to get me to eat the wild brown rice, but this is so much tastier. NEVER use minute rice, it’s for lazy people. I mean, you went through all this and then use minute rice, well you get the point.