If you're looking for something easy to make for yourself and/or your family try these Smothered Meatballs. This is a comfort meal that can be prepared in under 30 minutes.
Total Time: 30 mins Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins
1 ½ Pound Ground Turkey or Ground Beef
1 ½ Teaspoons Kosher Salt
1 ½ Teaspoons Black Pepper
1 ½ Teaspoons Garlic Powder
1 ½ Teaspoons Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
⅓ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1 Large Egg
3 Tablespoon Cooking Oil
1 Medium Yellow Onion
1 Green Bell Pepper
3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
¼ Cup Unsalted Butter
¼ Cup All-Purpose Flour
2 Cups Chicken Broth
Kosher Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste
In a mixing bowl add and combine Ground Turkey or Beef, Salt, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Beaten Egg, and Breadcrumbs. Be sure not to over mix as it will cause the meat to become tough.
Take about 2 Tablespoons worth of the mixture and roll it into meatballs. Recommend, refrigerating meatballs for 15 minutes before cooking.
In a skillet on medium heat, add in Cooking Oil. Add in Meatballs and cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side to brown meatballs. Meatballs will finish cooking in gravy.
Remove meatballs from the skillet. In the same skillet, add in Butter. Once Butter is melted, add in sliced Onions and Green Bell Pepper. Cook Onion & Pepper for about 2 minutes, then, add in minced garlic and cook for another minute.
For Gravy, add in Flour a little at a time and continuously whisk to combine. Whisking continuously is important to remove clumps. Next, add in chicken broth a little at a time and continuously whisk in. Gravy will thicken as you whisk in. Scrape any bits that are on pan. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste.
Add meatballs to gravy on a low simmer. Frequently baste meatballs with gravy and cook for about 5 minutes or until meatballs are fully cooked.