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Meat Balls In Gravy

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Ingredients
  Minced beef 1 Pound (450 Grams)
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  White bread slice 2
  Milk 2 Tablespoon
  Egg 1
  Butter 2 Ounce (50 Grams)
  Seasoned flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (As Required To Dredge)
  Stock 3⁄4 Pint (41/2 Deciliter)
  Tomato puree 2 Teaspoon
  Cornflour 1 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Trim the crust from the bread slices.
2. In a small bowl, soak bread in milk for a few minutes.
3. Squeeze excess moisture.
4. In a large basin, combine minced beef onion seasoning, soaked bread and egg.
5. Mix thoroughly, preferably with the hands, until well blended.
6. Divide and roll the mixture twelve small meat balls, using oil greased hands.
7. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C or Gas No. 2)

MAKING
8. In a large frying pan, melt the butter.
9. Coat meat balls lightly with seasoned flour and add to the hot fat.
10. Fry sautéing by shaking the pan, until evenly browned.
11. Use a slotted spoon to transfer meatballs to a casserole.
12. Drain excess fat and deglaze pan with stock
13. Stir in tomato puree and heat to boiling point.
14. Pour over the meat balls.
15. Cover the casserole and transfer to the oven.
16. Cook for 1 hour.

FINALIZING
17. Just before serving, blend the cornflour with a little water to make a smooth paste.
18. Place the casserole over direct heat and stir in cornflour.
19. Heat on low flame, stirring lightly.
20. Adjust seasoning and add the vinegar if required.

SERVING
21. Dish out and garnish with parsley.
22. Serve with rice or noodles.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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