Wednesday, September 29, 2010

meatball stroganoff

I made this Cuisine at Home recipe (from the April 2010 issue)
last night for the first time,
and everyone loved it.

Meatball Stroganoff
makes 4 servings
Total time: 35 min
1 cup sliced button mushrooms (4 oz)
2 Tbsp. veg oil, divided
1 cup diced onions
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 cups dry egg noodles
1 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 Tbsp. flour
2 cups chicken broth
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 Tbsp. coarse-grained mustard
1/4 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill
1 recipe mini-bacon meatballs (recipe to follow)
salt and pepper to taste

Boil water in a large pot for egg noodles.
Saute mushrooms in 1 Tbsp. oil in a nonstick skillet over med-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate.
Saute onion, paprika, and cayenne in remaining oil in same skillet until onion is soft, about 5 minutes.
Prepare noodles according to package directions, drain, toss with butter, and set aside.
Deglaze skillet with wine; simmer until liquid is nearly evaporated. Sprinkle flour over onions and stir.
Whisk in broth. Add lemon juice and mustard; simmer until thick, 8-10 minutes.
Stir in cooked mushrooms, sour cream, dill, and meatballs. Cook until meatballs are heated through. Season with salt and pepper.

Mini-Bacon Meatballs
makes 28 meatballs
Total time: 30 minutes
2 strips bacon diced
1/4 cup diced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb. ground beef sirloin
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400. Coat a broiler pan with nonstick spray.
Saute bacon in a skillet over med-high heat until starting to crisp, about 4 minutes; remove and set aside on a paper-towel lined place. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.
Saute onion in same skillet in reserved drippings over med heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic to skillet and cook, 1 minute.
Combine beef, bacon, onion mixture, bread crumbs, parsley, paprika, salt & pepper in a large bowl. Stir in beaten egg.
Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place on prepared broiler pan. Bake meatballs until fully cooked, about 10 minutes.

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