Her ladyship will be most impressed by these meatballs! Most impressed indeed! Duchess Meatballs are beefy, savory, and juicy, but it’s the sauce that will really show off its royal pedigree! It’s thick and sweet and tangy, with plenty of umami notes and fragrant garlic; it’s simple, rustic, but deceivingly high class! Duchess Meatballs will be the bell of the ball!

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Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
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Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease two cooking racks and place them in shallow baking pans.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, combine the eggs and the milk.

Step 4 –Add the breadcrumbs, the onion, and the salt.

Step 5 –Crumble the beef over the mixture and mix well but gently.

Step 6 –Shape the meat mixture into 1-inch balls; you should be left with approximately 5 1/2 dozen meatballs.

Step 7 –Place the meatballs on the prepared racks.

Step 8 –Bake, uncovered, until the meat is no longer pink, about 12-25 minutes.

Step 9 –In a large saucepan, melt the butter.

Step 10 –Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant and tender, about 2 minutes.

Step 11 –Stir in the ketchup, the honey, and the soy sauce.

Step 12 –Bring the sauce mixture to a boil.

Step 13 –Reduce the heat and cover, allowing the sauce to simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 14 –Drain the fat from the meatballs.

Step 15 –Add the meatballs to the sauce and carefully stir to evenly coat.

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Step 16 –Cook the meatballs in the sauce for 5-10 minutes.

Step 17 –Serve hot.