Monday, August 26, 2013

Meatballs Stroganoff

Meatballs Stroganoff

When I think about a relatively easy-to-make dinner, I often think meatballs.  All the ingredients go into one bowl, formed with a little scoop, baked in the oven and finished in a sauce on the stove.  I barely even get my hands dirty.  But now comes the question of what kind of sauce.  Basic tomato sauce with spaghetti is always good but I like to mix it up and try different ideas.

Meatballs Stroganoff
I was kind of thinking about stroganoff but definitely not thinking about a slow cooked dish that would keep my oven on for three hours when it's still 80 degrees outside.  So, I combined the two. My recipe is much lighter than the typical buttered and heavy creamed version you'll find in cookbooks.  And the meatballs, it turned out, were a perfect match for the flavorful sauce.  Served over some of Brian's favorite egg noodles, a great new dinner idea was born.  Enjoy!




Ingredients

Meatballs:
1 lb. Lean ground beef
1 Onion, peeled and diced
4 Cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 Egg
1/4 Cup milk
1/4 Cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup chopped parsley
Salt & pepper to taste

Sauce:
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Onion, peeled and diced
4 Cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. White button mushrooms, sliced
1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 Cups beef stock (homemade or store bought)
1 1/2 Cups chicken stock (homemade or store bought)
1 Cup red wine
1/2 Cup low-fat milk
1/2 Cup low-fat sour cream
1 Teaspoon mustard
Handful of fresh parsley
Salt & pepper to taste

Meatballs Stroganoff
Combine all the meatball ingredients in a large bowl.  Form the balls using your hands or a 1 oz. scoop and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 45 minutes.

While the meatballs are baking, add the olive oil to a large pot along with the onion and garlic.  Saute on low heat for a few minutes until the onions have softened.  Add the mushrooms and saute for about 20 minutes or until the mushrooms are deeply colored.  Lower the heat, sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring often, for about one minute.  Stir in the stock and wine and season to taste.  When the meatballs are ready, add them to the pot, cover and simmer on a low heat for one hour.  When done, stir in the milk, mustard and sour cream and finish with the fresh parsley. Makes approximately 4 servings.

20 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmm this looks SO great Anita! Michael and I would love this!

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  2. I am the champion of eating meatballs. Normally with red sauce but I am completely willing to expand my horizons with this recipe. Looks delish!

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  3. I love stroganoff anything :) So cool that you did this with meatballs!

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  4. They look great Anita..such a pretty dish!

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  5. Whaaaa? Meatball stroganoff? Hiding this from the wife until I have the time to bribe...errrr...surprise her with them. :D

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  6. how creative! I could eat that whole doggone bowl.

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  7. This looks so good Anita. Why don't I make meatballs more? Thank you for sharing, my friend! I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog (for one of Ryan's cross-stitched necklaces!). You should stop by if you get the chance. Have a wonderful week!!

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  8. This looks delicious, will definitely be making this for dinner soon! :)

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  9. Looks and sounds scrumptious! Thanks for sharing

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  10. My grandma would make something similar to this when I was little. When I would stay over she would make american chop suey. If you're unfamiliar with American chop suey it's ground beef with spaghetti sauce and elbow noodles. One time I requested it and she didnt have anything to make marinara with so she used cream of mushroom soup and I loved it so she would make that instead. I'm excited to make a grown up version of it with this recipie! Thanks for sharing it!

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  11. MEATBALLS! I love meatballs, and I especially love meatballs slathered in a savory cream sauce. This is a winner!

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  12. AAHHH!! Pinning this!!! Gonna make it next week for dinner, it sounds so good!

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  13. Man, mid summer stroganoff has my mind blown. But we were recently in a recipe and it was the special for the night. Best darned stroganoff ever and now Im in the mood to try every recipe I can until I am as satisfied at home. Consider this one added to the list!

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  14. This is a nice way to serve up family dinner. Thanks for sharing.


    Velva

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  15. Bill would be thrilled with this recipe for dinner...and so would I! After a meatball-less summer, I'm ready to add them back to the menu :)

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  16. Bill would be thrilled with this recipe for dinner...and so would I! After a meatball-less summer, I'm ready to add them back to the menu :)

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  17. Yum!! Would love this for dinner!! Yum!

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  18. Love this idea, I have been stocking the freezer lately and these meatballs would be perfect.

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  19. Anita, Beef Stroganoff is one of my favs from childhood, but this meatball version looks divine. Perfect in every way. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  20. Man it's been forever since I've had stroganoff, and I want some now!

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