Salisbury Steak Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes

I was in the neighborhood of a good butcher who grinds his own pork and beef so I bought some and decided to make Salisbury steak.  But then I realized I would be portioning this out to give away so I changed it to meatballs so I could divide them easier.

  • 34 cup onion, grated
  • 14 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 14 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 14 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 14 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lb ground beef and pork
Mix this thoroughly and form into meatballs.

 Brown them in a few tablespoons of butter and oil.  Remove from the pot and set aside.

 Saute a diced onion in the remaining butter/oil mix then add 4 cups of beef stock.  Add 2 cubes of beef bouillon, 1 tsp. of Kitchen Bouquet and salt and pepper. 

Make a slurry of 3 tablespoons of melted butter and 3 tablespoons of flour and whisk it into the broth.  As soon as it begins to thicken, add the meatballs back in.  Cook at a simmer while you make your mashed potatoes.
 I always bake my potatoes before mashing them.  I think they have better flavor than when you boil them.

 I add butter, milk, S&P and some sour cream.

 Put a big puddle of gravy in a bowl and scoop on some potatoes.

Place some meatballs on top and drizzle with more gravy.  It would look nice if it was sprinkled with some diced parsley but then I would have had to go outside to clip some and there are workers everywhere and Teddy is constantly looking for an open door.  Thus, no parsley.  Week 4 of the house redo from hell starts today and so far I haven't killed anyone. We shall see what happens this week.  The head carpenter just told me he leaves for vacation Wednesday night!  Really? Since when does someone go on vacation right in the middle of a project?


Mary said…
Let's hope your workers are paid by the job.....not the hour! You will be opening a " fund me " soon.
Craig said…
The very essence of comfort food. It looks wonderful!
Anonymous said…
Long time since I made mashed potatoes, perhaps I should do that this weekend, I already have meatballs :-)

I'm sad to say I'm not surprised about him taking a vacation, happens all the time here.

Have a great day!
Susan said…
That looks wonderful even in this heatwave! A vacation? Really? I'm gobsmacked. What a lack of professionalism.
If you do kill someone and go to women's prison, you'd be a shoe-in for prison cook. You could be the new "Red" from "Orange is the New Black." Have you watched that series? It's great.
Guillaume said…
I don't think I've ever heard of Salisbury steak before. And I don't live very far from Salisbury! Maybe I should visit the city again (last time was in 2003 I think). This seems delicious.
Guillaume said…
Reading about it in Wikipedia, I just discovered that it has nothing to do with the city of Salisbury. No wonder I had never heard of it!
Anonymous said…
yup, that looks like supper to me!
greekwitch said…
This looks fantastic!! You are a genius! Whenever I see your mashed potatoes I think it's a great idea and I want to try them but I always forget!!! What is your sign?? I always wonder if you are a Virgo because you seem like a perfectionist!
You don't! He is an ass!
The mashed potatoes and meatballs look delicious!!
Naturally! :)

Wait til you hear my horror story....later. I'm wondering if the "head carpenter" is leaving his crew to work alone..and I hope to heck you have in writing that he is responsible for the results of the workmanship of the job! I repeat..."THE ASS!"
chickpea678 said…
Yum, this looks SO good. My idea of perfect comfort food!