Aunt Emma`s German Meatballs are this simple man`s plan to better eating today. This recipe was given to me by my kitchen culinary legend great Aunt Emma. An amazing lady who was a big part of my life growing up & a huge inspiration when it came to cooking. I`m pretty sure she could make anything & when it came to warming, stick to your ribs kind of food she was a magician. (Not to mention fresh baked bread, cookies, cakes, pies, pretty much you name it)
The only modification I made in this recipe is Aunt Em used equal parts beef, pork & veal. Veal is tough to come by here in the Baja so I left it out. If you can get it by all means use it.
Here`s what you`ll need for Aunt Emma`s German Meatballs:
Ground Beef- 1/2 lb
Ground Pork- 1/2 lb
Bread-1 slice soaked in milk
Onion- 1/4 cup
Salt- 1 teaspoon
Parsley- 5-6 tablespoons finely chopped divided
Lemons-2 juiced,1 zested
Worcestershire Sauce-1 tablespoon
Smoked Paprika- 1 teaspoon
Chicken or Vegetable Stock
FlourSoak a piece of bread in milk & squeeze out the excess.Heat a skillet over medium heat & saute the onion in a 1/2 tablespoon of butter 3-4 minutes or until soft.In a mixing bowl add the beef, pork, 2 tablespoons parsley, sautéed onion, egg, paprika, salt, Worcestershire, lemon zest & juice of 1/2 a lemon. Mix thoroughly until well combined. Bring a large pot of chicken or vegetable stock to a simmer & form the meatballs. These are fairly large, about 2 inches in diameter. Gently place the meatballs in the stock & cook for about 20 minutes.Once cooked remove to a plate. Time to make the sauce.Melt 3 tablespoons of butter and add 3 tablespoons of flour.Cook 3-4 minutes stirring to get the raw flour taste out.Slowly add 3 cups of the stock while stirring back into the butter-flour mixture or roux. You don`t want lumps. Add the remaining lemon juice & parsley. Bring to a boil & reduce to a simmer. Season to taste with salt & pepper.Return the meatballs to the sauce & heat through until your gravy has thickened basting occasionally, about 5 minutes. Ready to plate. Serve on a bed of rice, quinoa or Cauliflower Rice spooning some extra sauce over the top.
Enjoy Aunt Emma`s German Meatballs!!