Meatballs and Mashed Potato with Mushroom Sauce

It’s really frustrating thinking what to make for dinner! Every day same question asked when dinner time. What’s for dinner? So anyway I decided to make something new to my family. Well it’s not really new. I made some gold sized meatballs, instead making a spaghetti and meatballs with tomato sauce, I made it with homemade mashed potato with White Mushroom Sauce. And it was a hit! Everything really came out good! As a result, I’m making it again tonight!

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Meatballs and Homemade Mashed Potato with White Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients For Meatballs

1 lb Ground Pork
1 lb Ground Beef (I used 93/7)
1 small Onion diced
3 cloves of Garlic diced
1 small Carrots, grated
1 1/2 tbsp. Salt or more ( I used Herbamare)
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/2 cup Half and Half
2 Large Eggs
1/2 cup Italian Bread Crumbs

Mushroom Sauce Ingredients:

2-3 cups Mushroom ( I used Portobello,Shiitake, Cremini and White Mushroom)
1 stick of Butter
1 Medium Onions, Slice
3 tbsp. Olive Oil
Salt to taste ( I used Herbamare)
Freshly Ground Pepper
3-4 cups Half and Half

Homemade Mashed Potato

8 Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
1 stick butter
4 oz Cream Cheese
2 tbsp fresh Chives
1/2 cup Half and Half
Salt to taste
Black Pepper
1/2 tablespoon flour or cornstarch

Put a 6 quart water to a saucepan and bring it to boil. Add some salt to water. Put the potatoes into the boiling water and let it boil until is soft for about 15-20 minutes. You can do this procedure while the meatballs is on the oven. Just make sure that you put the pot of water to a boil so its ready.
Drain water.
Put the potatoes back into the saucepan
Add the cream cheese, half and half , butter, salt and pepper.
Used a potato masher. And start mashing.
Mashed the potatoes. Until the desire consistency is achieved.
Keep it warm.

Preheat over at 375 degrees.
In a large bowl combined ground pork, ground beef, diced onion, diced garlic, salt, pepper, eggs, half and half, bread crumbs and grated carrots. You can use your mixer (which I did). Mix well until everything is combined.
Roll into 2″ ball and place it into a line baking sheet.
Bake it for at least 45 minutes, or no longer pink or with the inside temperature of 160 degrees.

While the meatballs is in the oven. Heat the pan.Add the butter, let it melt and then add the olive oil. Mix it together. And then, add the mushroom and onions. Until soft. For about 5 minutes. Add the half and half and then let it boil for another 5 minutes. Add the flour or cornstarch to add some creaminess to the sauce. Season salt and pepper to taste.

Plate it.

Buon Appetito!

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