Down to the Wire: Just $7,863 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: German Meat Balls with Sour Cream Gravy

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 cups coarse bread crumbs
  • 1 cup beef broth or bouillon
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) beef gravy
  • 2 teaspoons Kitchen Bouquet
  • 2 cup dairy sour cream
  • Details

  • Serves: 5-6
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Germany

Meatballs are a favorite, especially with men. Here's a classic German recipe; serve with potatoes or egg noodles.

DIRECTIONS

Melt butter or margarine in saucepan; add onion; sauté until tender. Combine ground beef and bread crumbs; add butter mixture and beef broth or bouillon. Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, parsley, Tabasco, 3 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and eggs; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape meat mixture into 2-inch balls; place in baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare sour cream gravy: In saucepan combine beef gravy, remaining pepper, salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Add Kitchen Bouquet; heat to simmering point, stirring occasionally. When ready to serve, fold sour cream into hot gravy; heat a few minutes longer; pour over meat balls. Serve with mashed potatoes or buttered noodles. Makes 5 to 6 servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 13 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 16 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg 20 hours ago
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said 22 hours ago
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - 24 hours ago