Meatballs and Onions in Paprika Sauce

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Meatballs and Onions in Paprika Sauce, savory and delicious.
Meatballs and Onions in Paprika Sauce.
Meatballs and Onions in Paprika Sauce
by: the seat of my pants
serves 6-8

1 1/2 - 2 pounds lean ground beef
2 eggs
1 c dried bread crumbs
1 t garlic salt
1/2 c milk
oil or butter for pan browning

2 c beef stock, divided
1 large sweet onion, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks, then separated
3 T sweet paprika, plus a bit more for garnish
2 T flour
1 c sour cream

Combine all ingredients until well combined, form into 1-inch meatballs. Brown in batches in a skillet over medium heat or place on a baking tray and broil until brown, turn over and broil the other side.

Place meat into a large skillet with a lid, scatter onions over the top, add 1 1/2 c of the stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 3o minutes. Remove lid, return heat to high, and allow the liquid to reduce as you prepare a slurry.

Combine the remaining stock with the flour, whisking until smooth and no lumps remain.

Paprika and Sour Cream make the sauce for Meatballs and Onions in Paprika Sauce.
Meatballs and Onions in Paprika Sauce. 

Reduce heat to medium, sprinkle the paprika over the meat, then stir in the sour cream. When the mixture is hot, stir in the slurry, let the mixture simmer until thickened, stirring as needed.


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  1. Hi there. Thanks for visiting Simplify! I see you arrived via Holly's blog, Hoosier at Heart. She is such a sweet lady! I am going to go check out more of your blog now. Looks good!!!

  2. This recipe looks good. I think I'll give this one a try with my family.
    Thanks for stopping by recently to check out my cinnamon roll pancakes :)

  3. This looks delicious and like something the mister would really like. I bet it would be good with noodles also.

  4. Yum! I 2nd the noodles idea. My husband would go crazy for this, I'm bookmarking it for sure :)

  5. Thanks for checking into my blog. Holly from Hoosier at Heart is a great friend. I am soooo new to blogging and now I am glad to have found you. Hope you don't mind if I follow you. I am always looking for new recipes.

  6. Looks wonderful, Melynda - I know that would go down a treat in this household! Have to give it a try :-)
    Thanks so much for sharing it with Make it with ... Mondays, challenge paprika.
    Sue xo

  7. I just love paprika and sour cream sauces! This looks excellent!

  8. This looks so yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. This looks so good! We make venison and liver meatballs that we love but the cream sauce would be such a nice addition. Thanks for sharing.

    hopped over from Tuesday Twister

  10. Hi Thanks for visiting Lifeologia. I love the name of your blog ;) I'll go check out some more of your stuff. xo

  11. Melly! I am so laughing because I made almost the same thing with chicken this week! That sneaky Sue has us all mind controlled with her lovely make it with challenges! :) I simply adore paprika now and your meatballs I would gobble them up in a second! Thanks for sharing them with us on the hearth and soul hop! Hugs! Alex

  12. That looks really good, and simple to cook too! Those are the first two things I look for in a recipe hehe so I'll try this out sometime. Thank you for sharing it :)

    I'm also taking part in the Hearth & Soul hop and that's how I found your blog.

  13. Hi Melynda-Never tried paprika sauce with sour cream, on meatballs. Of course, I use Hungarian paprika in everything, I would probably use it in the meatballs with the sauce too. Sound really yummy, and looks like a rich and creamy sauce!
    BTW-I have an award waiting for you on my blog...just check your name on the list!

  14. This recipe is perfect for my Beat the Winter Blues party- come link up!


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