Barbecue meatballs with bacon gravy


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Ingredients 24
Servings 4
Time 50 min

Ingredients

  • 500
    g
    free-range beef mince
  • 1/2
    c
    fresh breadcrumbs
  • 3/4
    tsp
    salt
  • 1
    tsp
    paprika
  • 1
    tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2
    tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1
    egg
  • Bacon gravy:
  • 2
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 1
    red onion, finely diced
  • 250
    g
    button mushrooms, sliced (1 punnet)
  • 1
    cloves
    garlic, minced
  • 125
    g
    smoked bacon, cut into smallish pieces (6 rashers)
  • 2
    sprig
    thyme
  • 1/3
    c
    red wine
  • 1
    tsp
    (heaped) Dijon mustard
  • 2
    Tbs
    tomato sauce
  • 1/3
    c
    tomato passata
  • 2
    Tbs
    fruit chutney (peach chutney works well)
  • 1
    Tbs
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1
    c
    weak beef stock
  • 1
    pinch
    dried red chilli flakes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • several slices of mozzarella cheese
 

Method

50 min
 

Start by making the meatballs. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and combine until the spices and bread crumbs are incorporated.

Roll into 20 - 24 evenly sized balls. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan and brown the meatballs on all sides. Remove the meatballs from the pan and set aside.

Add the remaining oil to the pan and sauté the onion until softened.

Toss in the mushrooms and cook on a high heat until all the water has evaporated. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

Move the mushrooms to the side of the pan and add the bacon and thyme. Cook for several minutes until the bacon is lightly browned.

Deglaze the pan with the wine and reduce by half.

Add all the remaining gravy ingredients and the meatballs back into the pan.

Cover with a lid and simmer for about 20 minutes until the sauce is thickened and the meatballs are cooked through.

Dot with mozzarella and place under a preheated grill until the cheese is bubbling and golden.

Recipe by Bibbyskitchen@36.To see more click HERE. 

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