Cajun Meatballs and Brown Gravy

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Another rib sticker meal. Popular on Mondays right up there with redbeans and rice...

First make the meatballs...
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Then fry in batches and move to an aluminum foil covered sheet pan...
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Bake meatballs in the oven @400*F for 40 minutes.
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Meanwhile, make the gravy...
Onions, celery, bell pepper, garlic, mushrooms, and 2 cans mild ro-tel tomatoes inda pot...
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When the timer on the oven is at 9-10 minutes left, add to the pot- 1qt. beef stock, little worster sauce, little Tabasco, pinch of marjoram, 4 TBSPS, dark cajun roux, bring to a boil to thicken, then reduce to simmer...
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When oven timer is up, add meatballs and simmer 20-30 minutes while you cook some rice. Finish with green onion...
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And lets eat!!
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Yup that would work for me!!!! It’s a cold rainy day outside right now and a plate of that would have me as warm and fuzzy as one could be!
 
Yes Inda, Awesome looking meal!!! Would love a bowl of that right now!!
 
Yup that would work for me!!!! It’s a cold rainy day outside right now and a plate of that would have me as warm and fuzzy as one could be!
Thanks civil! Been a while since I've made this one. The gravy is almost identical to the gravy made with Grillades.

Yes Inda, Awesome looking meal!!! Would love a bowl of that right now!!
Thanks Redicans. It's a great meal. The meatballs are italian style, same as you would make for spaghetti...with milk, bread, egg and parmesan cheese. Only exception is marjoram in place of the italian herb.
 
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Oh, and I sauteed onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic in a little olive oil, then folded that into the meatball batter as well...
 
Well wife found a pack of burger and ground pork i bought a couple of days ago and didn't know what I wanted to make, bingo problem solved, meatballs in the oven, will pu celery and ro-tel tomatoes, have some brown rice but might pu some white.
 
Fantastic looking vittles Keith.

Point for sure
Chris
 
Well wife found a pack of burger and ground pork i bought a couple of days ago and didn't know what I wanted to make, bingo problem solved, meatballs in the oven, will pu celery and ro-tel tomatoes, have some brown rice but might pu some white.
Nice. This recipe is fairly common on Mondays in SW Louisiana. Pretty straightforward.
Never had a Cajun meatball, but that whole thing looks killer.
Cajun meatballs are a seasoned, spicier version of Italian meatballs. The trinity along with garlic is added as well as a hefty amount of cayenne, white and black pepper.

Fantastic looking vittles Keith.

Point for sure
Chris
Thanks Chris!

I am digging it, looks fabulous!

Dave
Thanks Dave!

Man I would be all over those Keith! Another winner! Bookmarked to do with some keto meatballs
Thanks Jeff! These would rock keto!
 
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Man, I don't eat as much as I use too, and I would be disappointed not being able to eat as much of that as I wanted. DANG

Warren
 
Keith is there a recipe you can share on the meatballs?
Sure...
3 Large eggs
3 sliced stale bread (or burger buns, etc,,,,)
1/2c. whole milk
1 TBSP. worster sauce
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
3/4 c. fresh shredded Parmesan Reggiano cheese.

^^^^^mix that in a S.S. 6qt. bowl.

1 Large onions
1/2 bell pepper
1/2 c. celery
^^^^all fine dice
1/8 c. minced garlic

^^^^Saute' in 2TBSP. olive oil 8-10 minutes until onions are clear and slightly caramelized. Remove from heat, cool. then add to SS. bowl. Then add...

1.5# ground beef (chuck 80/20)
1.5# ground pork
1/2 tsp. marjoram
1/2 TBSP. cayenne pepper
1/2 TBSP. white pepper
1 1/2 TBSP. black pepper
1 1/2 TBSP. salt

Mix well. Add bread crumbs or cracker crumbs to tighten the mix as needed. Form into golf ball sized meat balls. should make 35-40.
 
***Warning- these meatballs will be spicy! They will have a kick with all the pepper added. You can cut that back by half for milder meat balls.
 
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