Autumn is in full swing here; although Winter may be making an appearance very soon. The last of the leaves are falling off of our Aspen trees outside my window and the ground has lost it’s green tint in exchange for an amber glow. These views and the cool fall evenings make you want to cuddle up with a nice cozy meal. This meals is perfect for this time of year.
It is not quite soup season yet, but my body still wants something comforting and warm. These braised meatballs give just that. I chose to use ground pork because I had it on hand, but ground chicken or turkey would work just as well. I would steer away from beef, buffalo or lamb for this recipe.
For serving, I chose to make the sauce into a gravy by reducing it and adding a slurry (a mix of cornstarch and water). I served everything over mashed potatoes. If you are craving more of a soup-style meal, you can serve the meatballs and greens in the braising liquid.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings