Meal Kit

Pork Meatballs and Bacon Demi-Glace

with butternut squash and apple gratin

Prep & Cook Time: 60+ min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    ⅗ oz. Butter
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    1 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • 10 oz. Ground Pork
  • Info
    2 Saltine Crackers
  • 3 Thyme Sprigs
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    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
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    2 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace Concentrate
  • ½ oz. Crumbled Bacon
  • 1 Apple
  • 8 oz. Cubed Butternut Squash

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

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
  1. 1

    Prepare The Ingredients

    Quarter apple and remove core. Cut into ½" dice Stem and mince thyme. Crush crackers.

  2. 2

    Cook The Vegetables

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add butternut squash to hot pan. Cover, and stir occasionally until tender and lightly browned, 8-12 minutes. Remove lid and add apples, thyme, ¼ tsp salt and a pinch of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are slightly tender, 3-4 minutes. Add cream cheese and ½ cup water and bring to a simmer.

  3. 3

    Bake The Gratin

    Transfer vegetable mixture to prepare casserole dish. Top with mozzarella. Bake in a hot oven until cheese is browned and butternut is tender, 8-10 minutes.

  4. 4

    Prepare The Meatballs

    Mix ground pork, crackers, ¼ tsp salt and a pinch of pepper in mixing bowl until completely combined. Form into eight equally-sized meatballs. Place a medium oven-safe pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and meatballs to hot pan and turn occasionally until browned on all sides, 6-7 minutes. Transfer to prepared baking sheet with gratin. Roast in a hot oven and roast, turning meatballs once halfway through, until they reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 7-9 minutes.

  5. 5

    Make The Sauce and Finish The Dish

    In the same pan over medium heat, add bacon demi, and 2 Tbsp. water and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in butter. Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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