Thursday, December 8, 2011
This post is linked to Fat Tuesday at Real Food Forager.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
1 lb. ground meat (I used beef. I bet they would be great with ground pork)
1 egg (you can leave this out if you need to eat egg free)
seasoning (I used salt, garlic powder and basil)
fat (butter, coconut oil, lard, tallow) (I used a combo of bacon grease and coconut oil)
1 cup chicken broth
4 Tbsp. homemade ketchup
3 Tbsp. honey
Mix meat egg and seasoning. Shape into meatballs. Heat a couple Tbsp. fat in large skillet. Brown meatballs on all sides. Add ketchup, honey, pinch of salt, a couple Tbsp. of fat and half of the broth. Stir. Let simmer, stirring and flipping meatballs periodically until sauce reduces and thickens. Add more broth and continue to reduce for more sauce. Add more honey if you wnat it sweeter. My sauce simmered for about 25 minutes and got really thick.