Meat Loaf Meatballs With Mushroom Gravy


Meat Loaf Meatballs With Mushroom GravyEveryone loves meat loaf, so we transformed the suppertime staple into bite-size satisfaction and smothered it in a rich and savory sauce that coats every nook and cranny.

Meat Loaf Meatballs With Mushroom Gravy
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • ¼ cup minced carrots
  • ⅓ cup plain bread crumbs
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages sliced fresh cremini mushrooms
  • 1 medium yellow onion, halved and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Mashed potatoes, to serve
  • Garnish: ground black pepper, chopped fresh parsley
  1. In 12-inch cast-iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add minced onion and carrot; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs and milk; let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in onion mixture, ketchup, eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper. Gently stir in beef until well combined. Scoop mixture by 2 tablespoons, and roll into balls.
  3. In same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and any liquid has evaporated. Remove mushrooms using a slotted spoon. Add sliced onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove onion from skillet.
  4. In same skillet, heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add meatballs; cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over, about 8 minutes. Remove meatballs from skillet.
  5. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth; cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in broth, scraping browned bits from bottom of skillet. Cook, whisking occasionally, until mixture is thickened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Whisk in cream until combined. Stir in meatballs, mushrooms, and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened and meatballs are cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes. Garnish with pepper and parsley, if desired.