SAUSAGE MEATBALLS WITH GARLIC & BASIL MASHED POTATOES

July 14, 2016

I am not sure if this would extend to all husbands, but meatballs of any kind make my other half very happy. Chicken, beef, sausage, whatever. Meatballs are winners.

We always make them with this tip we got from Alton Brown (love him). Bake your meatballs in a mini muffin pan. The texture is so perfect. And, it gives that pan another job to do.

SAUSAGE MEATBALLS WITH GARLIC & BASIL MASHED POTATOESSAUSAGE MEATBALLS WITH GARLIC & BASIL MASHED POTATOES
Serves 3 to 4

1 pound italian sausage
1 egg
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
8 red skin potatoes, cubed
1/3 cup milk
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup parmesan, grated
4 tablespoons butter
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flour
2/3 cup vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Fresh basil, sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together sausage, egg, basil, garlic powder, and panko bread crumbs. Shape into small balls and place into mini-muffin pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, place potatoes in a stock pot and cover with water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain water from potatoes. In a stand mixer, mix potatoes with 6 tablespoons butter, milk, salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and parmesan. Make sauce by sautéing garlic in 4 tablespoons butter for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Add flour, vegetable broth, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to sauce. Stir and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Serve meatballs over mashed potatoes topped with garlic sauce and basil.

SAUSAGE MEATBALLS WITH GARLIC & BASIL MASHED POTATOES
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound italian sausage
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 8 red skin potatoes, cubed
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup parmesan, grated
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ⅔ cup vegetable broth
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh basil, sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix together sausage, egg, basil, garlic powder, and panko bread crumbs. Shape into small balls and place into mini-muffin pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place potatoes in a stock pot and cover with water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain water from potatoes. In a stand mixer, mix potatoes with 6 tablespoons butter, milk, salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and parmesan.
  4. Make sauce by sautéing garlic in 4 tablespoons butter for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Add flour, vegetable broth, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to sauce. Stir and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Serve meatballs over mashed potatoes topped with garlic sauce and basil.

 

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