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Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Meatballs with Gravy Recipe

Meatballs and Gravy
Submitted by PJ

1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/2 lb. ground pork
2 slices white bread, soaked in water and squeezed dry
1/2 cup minced onions
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, divided
1 pinch nutmeg
3 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can beef broth
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Combine ground beef, pork, bread, onion, parsley, egg, salt, 1/4teaspoon pepper and the pinch of nutmeg in medium bowl. Shape mixtureinto 1 inch balls. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in large skillet overmedium heat. Add half of the meatballs and cook until browned, about6 to 8 minutes; drain oil. Transfer meatballs to paper towel linedplate. Repeat with remaining 1/12 teaspoon oil and meatballs. Addbeef and chicken broths to skillet, return meatballs to skillet.Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer, 30 minutes. In a small bowl combine water and cornstarch, stir well to make aslurry. Add to meatballs and broth. Bring to a gentle boil tothicken. Add remaining pepper, grated lemon peel and thyme. Cookslowly 5 minutes longer. Serve over mashed potatoes, butterednoodles, or steamed white rice.

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