Prep 3 hrs
Cook 20 mins
Perfect party fare. Keep warm in a crockpot for your guests. Also great as a main course. Serve with mashed potatoes or over cooked noodles. The gravy is rich and tasty. Prep time includes the 2 hr refrigeration.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1⁄2 lb ground pork
- 1⁄2 cup minced onion
- 3⁄4 cup plain breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon minced parsley
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- Thoroughly mix beef, pork, onion, bread crumbs, parsley, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, worcestershire sauce, egg, and milk.
- refrigerate 2 hours.
- shape mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls into balls.
- In large skillet, slowly brown and cook meatballs in oil.
- Remove meatballs, keep warm.
- Blend flour, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper into oil in skillet.
- Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
- Remove from heat, stir in water.
- Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
- Boil and stir 1 minute.
- Let mixture cool slightly.
- Gradually stir in sour cream over low heat, mixing until gravy is smooth.
- Add meatballs, heat through.
It may not be fair for me to rate this since I started with frozen meatballs, but I will anyway because I loved the end result so much (and so did my kids). I started the recipe by adding the 1/4 cup of oil to the skillet, let it get hot and then skipped to step six. Instead of adding water, I added two cups of beef broth (and I think I could have easily added more to thin out the gravy a bit) and omitted the salt. I followed the remainder of the steps as written adding the frozen meatballs at the end and heating through. It was DELICIOUS...a definite 5-star, keeper recipe!
This is the same recipe my grandmother used, and nobody knew where to find it (everything was stored in her head, lol). The only thing I changed was to cut the 2 tsp. of salt (in the meatballs) in half. Excellent recipe, thanks!!