Garlicky Peppercorn Beef Meatballs

with bacon mashed potatoes

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    10 oz. Mashed Potatoes
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
  • 4 oz. Broccoli Florets
  • Info
    1 oz. Crème Fraîche
  • Info
    1 oz. Cream Cheese
  • Info
    ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • ¼ oz. Crumbled Bacon
  • 0.14 oz. Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Pepper
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt
Contains: Sulfites
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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • 2 Mixing Bowls

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using ground pork, follow same instructions as ground beef in Steps 2 and 3, baking uncovered in hot oven until meatballs reach minimum internal temperature, 20-25 minutes.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as ground beef in Steps 2 and 3, baking uncovered in hot oven until meatballs reach minimum internal temperature, 22-25 minutes.

  1. 1

    Start the Vegetables

    Turn oven on to 425 degrees. Let preheat, at least 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry.

    Break broccoli into bite-sized pieces.

    Add potatoes and cream cheese to provided tray and stir vigorously to combine. Push to one side. Add broccoli to now-empty side. Top with half the garlic salt (reserve remaining for meatballs). Cream cheese will melt as meal bakes.

    Bake uncovered in hot oven until broccoli starts to soften, 12-15 minutes.

    While vegetables bake, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Add the Meatballs

    In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, panko, and remaining garlic salt. Form into six equally-sized meatballs.

    After 12-15 minutes, carefully remove tray from oven. Push potatoes to one corner of tray and top with bacon. Push broccoli to corner next to potatoes. Tray will be hot! Use a utensil.

    Place meatballs in now-empty side of tray.

  3. 3

    Bake Meal and Make Sauce

    Bake uncovered in hot oven until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 18-22 minutes.

    While meal bakes, in another mixing bowl, combine crème fraîche, garlic pepper, and 1 Tbsp. water.

    Carefully remove tray from oven.

    To serve, top meatballs with sauce and garnish broccoli with lemon juice (to taste). Bon appétit!

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