I made a delicious and easy dinner using Johnsonville® Meatballs as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #MeatballMasters
I shared with all of you our easy Meatballs and spaghetti family dinner a few weeks ago. It was a huge hit and what is not to love about meatballs? Whether they’re covered in a red sauce, gravy, stuffed in a sub, or served as an appatizer, they’re delicious. They also can be time consuming to make and I just don’t have time for that most nights. I am all about the easy, but flavorful and delicious meals and Johnsonville® Meatballs really make meals with meatballs a breeze!
Found conveniently in the freezer section they’re packed full of flavor, are fully cooked, easy to prepare, and come in 2 flavors like Homestyle and Italian, so they’ll meat your meatballs dishes needs!
Swedish meatballs is another family favorite meal and it’s a must have when we go the ever so fabulous Ikea. I only make the trek to Ikea once or twice a year, so when I get a hunkering for Swedish Meatballs I whip up this family approved recipe and dig in. Swedish Meatballs is also great for those nights where it’s starting to get late, you have no idea what you’re going to cook, and everyone’s stomachs are starting to grumble. It combines basic ingredients like meatballs (which I have a frozen bag of in the freezer), mashed potatoes (or pasta or even rice, which I always have on hand), butter, beef stock, and sour cream. I always have those items on hand, so I can quickly toss together a dinner everyone will love without too much fuss or effort.
Use Johnsonville® Homestyle Meatballs, About 24.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 cups beef broth
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish, optional
- Add 1 tablespoon butter to skillet. Add in frozen meatballs, saute over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes. Remove from skillet and place on a plate. (you want to start cooking the meatballs and to get some of the meatball flavor into the butter for the gravy)
- To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
- Stir in sour cream; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Make sure to stir in the sour cream quickly so it doesn’t get chunky.
- Stir in meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and thickened, 10 minutes.
- Serve immediately over mashed potatoes or egg noodles (any pasta or even rice will work)