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Family Meatballs

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Family Meatballs
Serve these well seasoned meatballs with the included gravy and hot cooked noodles or rice.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green or red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • vegetable oils, bacon drippings, or shortening
  • 1/2 cup beef broth


In a large bowl combine ground beef and pork, milk, egg, bread crumbs, chopped onion, bell pepper, ketchup, parsley, salt, and pepper. Shape into large meatballs, about l 1/2-inch in diameter. Refrigerate meatballs for at least 1 hour. Brown meatballs in a large skillet in hot oil, add beef broth, and cover pan. Cook over low heat for 45 minutes or until meatballs are cooked. Remove meatballs to warm dish. For gravy, thicken skillet drippings with a paste of flour and water.
Serve with noodles or mashed potatoes. Serves 6.

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