• 6 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons margarine, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ pound lean ground pork
  • ½ cup soft bread crumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup half and half


Saute onion until tender in 2 tablespoons of margarine. Drain on a paper towel. Combine onion, beef, pork, bread crums, milk and egg and mix well. Add sugar, salt, nutmeg and allspice. Shape mixture into small balls and brown in 2 tablespoons of margarine in a large, heavy skillet. Remove meatballs to warm platter, reserving pan drippings for gravy.

To make the gravy, brown the flour in the fat in the pan. Add water, gradually, and then salt and pepper. Finally stir in the half and half. Don't let the gravy boil after you add the cream. Serve the meatballs in the gravy.

Delicious on a pile of mashed potatoes.