Ingredients

How to make it

  • Pour the milk into the measuring cup containing the bread and mash down with your fingers until it is fully saturated. The bread should now measure 1 cup. Finely dice ½ of the onion, and roughly chop the other half. Mix the meat, egg, diced onion, Worcestershire, garlic, salt and pepper, along with the bread mixture until everything is incorporated well. Form into large meatballs, 1 ½” – 2” in diameter. There should be 9-10. Heat a cast iron frying pan or other large, heavy pan on medium high and add the olive oil. Brown the meatballs on all sides, in two batches. Remove the hamburgers and place them in a dutch oven. Lower the heat of the skillet to medium, and add the chopped onion, scallion, and mushrooms and sauté about 7-8 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Remove the mixture to the dutch oven and add the dry sherry, scraping up the bits from the bottom of the pan. Allow it to simmer for a few minutes, and add to the dutch oven, along with the beef broth and bring to a boil. Heat the oven to 350°. Whisk together the water and cornstarch and add it to the dutch oven, stirring carefully so as not to break apart the meatballs. Turn the heat off, cover and place it in the oven 30 minutes. Remove from oven and reseason with salt and freshly ground black pepper, if needed.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes, spaetzle, dumplings, or buttered noodles.

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    " It was excellent "
    shepherdrescue ate it and said...
    These sound wonderful!
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  • capedread 6 years ago
    sounds fab
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  • mellian 6 years ago
    I love old family recipes. These meatballs sound terrific!
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  • debra47 7 years ago
    Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I will be eager to see how it compares with the memories I have of my mothers. I'll let you know when I make it.
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  • 1spartica 7 years ago
    Sounds great to me!!! Mel, can I leave out the mushrooms? Thx for sharing!!
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  • chefmeow 7 years ago
    Sounds really good. I'm making this for dinner tonight. Thanks for posting.
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