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Salisbury Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes

Salisbury Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes
How many of you love to go to IKEA?
I could count quite a number of hands!!
Whenever I visit IKEA, I can’t help feeling that I see more people in the restaurant than the furniture department. Seriously guys, how many of you, in reality go to IKEA not to buy furniture but to eat the meatballs?
I have to admit that the Meatballs at IKEA are good enough and the gravy is good too, but these meatballs below are WAY better than those from IKEA.↓
I may sound biased here, but truthfully these Salisbury Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes were yummy and the gravy was SO delish! Well, at times you just can’t beat homemade stuff right?
Talking about home-made, I have been on a roll recently. Cooking almost every single day and the house smells delightful and I’ve probably pushed some of my neighbors nuts already. I have been posting a lot of food pictures on Facebook too. I question how many people would have already blocked me by now. ????
These meatballs used really basic ingredients, thus making it really simple to make. The sauce is also really easy. I served them with mashed potatoes. Well, meatballs and mash are just like best friends since birth. You need that mash to soak up all that gravy and nothing is more satisfying than a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes with delicious gravy. Pure comfort food right here! ????
I also steamed some broccoli to serve it by the side. Added nutrients plus having some greens on your plate is always visually appealing anyways! I love how each of the components go hand in hand with each other. The creaminess of the mash, the bite from the meatballs, the smooth and peppery gravy plus the crunchy broccoli. You have to serve ALL of these together cause this is not an arranged marriage where your mom brings four and you have to choose one!
Do try these Salisbury Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes a try. The gravy is really awesome that I can just drink up that gravy through a straw. Someone pass me a straw already!
Salisbury Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes
Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 40 mins
Total time 1 hour 10 mins
Author: Maya Kitchenette
Serves: 4

Ingredients
For The Meatballs
  • 500g ground beef
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs (I used Panko)
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp grounded black pepper
  • 1 garlic, grated
  • ½ onion, grated
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
For Gravy
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic, grated
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp bbq sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • Salt to taste
For Mashed Potatoes
  • 5 large potatoes, peeled and boiled till tender
  • 4 tbsp salted butter
  • ½ cup milk (I used low-fat milk)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add all the meatball ingredients (excluding the olive oil) to a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-inch meatballs.
  3. Add the olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium to high heat. Add meatballs and cook.
  4. Cook the meatballs on all sides, add more oil if needed. Remove meatballs from skillet and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, add butter. Once melted, add onion and cook until onion is soft and translucent.
  6. Add in 2 tbsp of flour and the grated garlic. Fry this for 1 minute.
  7. Slowly whisk in the beef broth. Cook for about 3 minutes till sauce thickens.
  8. Mix in the tomato ketchup, bbq sauce and paprika.
  9. Season with salt and black pepper.
  10. If sauce is too thick, add some beef broth or water.
  11. Add the meatballs back to the pan and let them toss in the sauce for about 1 minute.
  12. For Mashed Potatoes
  13. Mash the boiled potatoes and place it in a big bowl.
  14. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper.
  15. To Serve
  16. Place some mashed potatoes on a plate.
  17. Top with meatballs and gravy. Serve with a side of steamed broccoli.
  18. Garnish with some parsley if desired.