This is by far my most favorite recipe meatball recipe. I think I say that about all my recipes though LOL but really, the combination of ground turkey and a little ground beef makes these balls very soft! Ok enough talky, more eaty! lol
For the balls
- 1lb of ground turkey
- 1/2 lb of lean ground beef
- 1 whole white onion
- 3 stalks of celery diced
- 1 whole serrano chile for spice
- 3 cloves of garlic diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup of bread crumbs
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of seasoning salt
- 1 tablespoon ketchup ( my little additive)
For the gravy:
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups of milk
- chopped parsley (optional)
- 1 tablespoon salt and pepper to taste
- crushed red pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons of beef bouillon, or substitute water for beef broth
- 6 mushrooms sliced (you can also add more if you like)
In a skillet, drizzle SANTINI olive oil about 2 tablespoons. I only specify because some people ask which extra virgin olive oil I prefer. And I am sorry i am covering up the label! Once your olive oil is hot, add your balls and be prepared to turn continuously for about 5-7 minutes on medium heat until nice and brown. You can also cover to them to make it a little easier.
Once you brown your meatballs, take them out and sit them on a plate to rest. In that same pan, now you’re ready for the gravy.
If you covered your meatballs you will notice a good amount of drippings already in the pan. Now add your unsalted butter.
In a separate pan, drizzle olive oil and add mushrooms, and any excess celery, bell pepper and onion. I decided to cook this desperately and add it to the gravy later. Mushrooms tend to have a lot of water in them, so I didn’t want to water down my gravy by adding the mushrooms in uncooked! Saute for 5-7 minutes and let sit.
In your gravy pan add your cream, salt, pepper, milk, water and beef bouillon ( or if you substituted the water for beef broth).
You can serve over egg noodles like I did! Or, have with rice or potatoes…BUT I recommend wide egg noodles!! Yummy!! Its that easy!!