Meatballs with mushroom and port gravy

 

Meatballs may look like a cheap dish that is usually served in cheap diners.
Certainly could be, but not these meatballs with mushroom and port gravy.
Far from being cheap today’s dish require a special ingredient: Port wine.

Port is a Portuguese sweet wine used mostly as aperitif, but also largely used in cooking.
Its singular taste and aroma is perfect for this dish.

Even the most “anything but meatballs” person will ask for a second serve of thisĀ meatballs with mushroom and port gravy.

Do you want to find out the secret? well I guess you will have to try cooking this for yourself then.

I will not keep it long.
Find out here what’s the ingredients for this sublime dish.

meatballs with mushroom and port gravyIngredients for 2 serves of meatballs with mushroom and port gravy

200gr beef minced meat
1 egg
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt
black pepper
nut meg
100gr whole closed cup mushrooms
50gr pickled onions
150ml port wine
sunflower oil

 

How to make meatballs with mushroom and port gravy

In a medium bowl put the minced meat, then add the egg.
Fix with salt, black pepper, a pich of nutmeg and 1/4 tsp of garlic powder.
Mix everything well by hand.
Shape the meatballs to be a bite-sized kind of meatballs.
When you have finished with that, put some good amount of sunflower oil in a pan and start frying the meatballs in small batches of 4. Set them aside when you have finished.
In a large frying pan, add some olive oil and when it starts to get hot, add in the mushrooms.
Let them go soft for a few minutes. Add the onions, the meatballs and saute everything together for a minute.
Add the port, put the heat on medium high, and let the wine evaporate.
Stir continuosly to let the port reduction to stick on the meatballs.

Ready to be taken off the heat and be served immediately.

meatballs with mushroom and port gravy
I have opted for a simple parmesan risotto, and wild rocket salad to go with this.

I find it just exquisite like this, but you can try whatever might move your cooking creativity.

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