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Creole Chicken & Pork Meatballs

Cooking Method
Cuisine
Difficulty Beginner
Time
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 30 min Total Time: 45 mins
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
Description

Tender, juicy meatballs with a creamy gravy you'll love!

Ingredients
    MEATBALLS
  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 pound ground pork (or ground Italian sausage)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 egg (whisked)
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan (grated)
  • 1 1/3 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Cajun seasoning (to taste)
  • Italian seasoning (to taste)
  • GRAVY
  • 1 1/3 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 1/3 tablespoon flour
  • Cajun seasoning (to taste)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/3 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
Instructions
  1. Add all meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Use hands to mix everything together until well combined.
  2. Use a small ice cream scoop or use hands to mold/form meatballs about 1-2 inches big. 

  3. Coat a skillet with olive oil over and turn heat to medium high. Add meatballs in batches (don't overcrowd the skillet) and allow them to sear until golden brown on all sides. Once done, remove meatballs from pan and set aside. Meatballs will not be fully cooked and that's okay. 

  4. Turn heat down to medium low and add in butter to melt. Add in chopped onions and bell peppers and cook until soft, stirring occasionally. 

  5. Stir in the flour and continue to stir for 2-3 minutes, until mixture is browned. Pour in the chicken broth and use whisk to mix in the flour until thickened. Add in seasoning and taste. Adjust seasoning per your taste.  
  6. Reduce heat to low and add meatballs back into the skillet. Allow meatballs to  simmer for 8 – 10 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through. 

  7. Spoon gravy over meatballs. Garnish with parsley and grated parmesan, and serve. They go perfect with mashed potatoes! 

Keywords: chicken, meatballs, dinner, appetizer
Devin Smith