Beef Meatballs with Garlic Chive Cream Sauce

and butternut squash Parmesan gratin

Prep & Cook Time: 60+ min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
  • 6 Chive Sprigs
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    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
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    ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 12 oz. Cubed Butternut Squash
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    2 tsp. Beef Demi-Glace
  • 2 Garlic Clove
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    2 oz. Sour Cream
  • ½ tsp. Seasoned Salt Blend

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    616
  • Carbohydrates
    34g
  • Fat
    37g
  • Protein
    38g
  • Sodium
    1218mg

Recipe Steps

  • 1

    Prepare The Ingredients and Start The Gratin

    Mince chives. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add ½ tsp. olive oil. Add butternut squash and half the seasoning blend to hot pan. Stir occasionally until slightly tender and lightly browned, 5-6 minutes. Transfer to baking dish. In the same pan, add cream cheese and ¼ cup water until completely combined. Remove from heat and stir in half the parmesan. Pour mixture over butternut. Top dish with half the panko and remaining parmesan Bake in a hot oven until butternut is tender and cream cheese mixture is bubbling, 13-15 minutes. Reserve pan; wipe clean While gratin cooks, prepare meatballs.

  • 2

    Prepare The Meatballs

    In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, remaining panko, ¼ tsp salt and a pinch of pepper. Form mixture into six evenly-sized meatballs. In the same pan over medium heat, add ½ tsp. olive oil. Add meatballs to hot pan and stir occasionally until browned all over, 2-3 minutes. Cover pan and cook until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 6-8 minutes. Transfer meatballs to a plate. Reserve pan; wipe clean and leave 1 tsp of oil in the pan.

  • 3

    Make The Sauce

    In the same pan over medium heat, add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add demi and cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream, remaining seasoning blend, chives and 1 tablespoon water. If mixture is too thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.

  • 4

    Finish The Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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