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Monday, April 27, 2009

Meatballs with Cream Sauce

1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 c. milk
2 T. ketchup
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
3/4 c. quick cooking oats
1/4 c. finely chopped onion
1/4 c. minced fresh parsley
1 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
3 T. flour

Cream Sauce:
2 T. butter
2 T. flour
1/4 t. dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
14 oz. chicken broth
2/3 c. heavy whipping cream
2 T. minced fresh parsley

1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 1/2" balls. Roll in flour, shaking off excess. Place 1" apart on greased 15x10x1" baking pans.
2. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Turn meatballs, bake 12-15 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink.
3. Meanwhile, for sauce, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour, thyme, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add broth and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
4. Drain meatballs on paper towels; transfer to a serving dish. Top with sauce; sprinkle with parsley.

*You can also put the shaped meatballs on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees until no longer pink, about 20 minutes.
**Serve over mashed potatoes!

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