Meatballs with Gravy and Mash

One of my ultimate favorites is mashed potatoes. Which means any dish that has a side of mashed potatoes automatically becomes a favorite. Since the weather is getting cooler, we all want to eat warm, hearty meals. Meatballs with mash fits that description to the T.

For the Meatballs:

  • Ground beef
  • Breadcrumbs
  • An egg
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Sriracha

For the Gravy:

  • Butter
  • Onion, finely chopped
  • Beef stock
  • Cornstarch 
  • Sriracha

For the Mash:

  • Potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • Cream
  • Butter

Since there are so many components, start by putting the potatoes to boil. In a saucepan pour water, just enough to cover the potatoes. On a high heat boil until the potatoes have cooked through.

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In the meantime start on the meatballs. In a large bowl with the ground beef, add breadcrumbs.

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Next break in an egg. Add some mustard, ketchup, and sriracha to the meat.

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Bring it all together and leave in the fridge to rest for an hour.

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Next, take bite-sized chunks of meat and shape them into round balls. Fry them off in a pan with olive oil. After about a minute on one side, flip them around. Cook until done.

Remove from the pan and set aside.

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In the same saucepan, pour out any excess oil and add in a bit of butter and the finely chopped onion. Sweat out the onions and add in some beef stock. When I say beef stock I mean a brown stock. Which means you need to caramelize the bones and then add in a whole load of water with some carrot, onion, garlic, and celery. I normally leave my stock to simmer for a couple of hours, which helps give it a great flavor.

I also added a bit of Worcestershire sauce for extra flavor. Let the sauce simmer and thicken. If you feel it’s taking too long, add a cube of cold butter and whisk.

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While the sauce is reducing, work on the mashed potatoes. In the saucepan that holds the potatoes, mash them up.

Add in some cream and melted butter and incorporate well. I normally put it back on the heat to thicken everything up (plus I love my mashed potatoes warm).

Now back to the sauce. Once its the consistency you like ( you might want to keep it thinner than normal at this stage) add in the cooked meatballs.

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I recommend doing this so that the meatballs get flavored with some of the sauce and heat up as well.

To serve all I did was layer the bottom of the bowl with the mash, add the meatballs and pour a whole load of gravy on top. UGH! It’s so good! Craving it so bad now!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. wingsiwrote says:

    Hey ! This looks lovely 😬
    I would love it if you could do a vegetarian version of this or the stroganoff 😬

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    1. Thanks so much, will definitely plan one in the future 🙂

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