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Beef Balls in Mushroom Sauce

My daughters love anything in mushroom sauce --- chicken, pork, beef, fish, vegetables...whatever it is, they'll definitely be pleased! I, on the other hand, love to see them finish everything on their plate, so cooking dishes with mushroom sauce is one thing I enjoy doing!  

This Beef Balls in Mushroom Sauce is one of my girls' favorite. You can always see big smiles on their faces whenever they see me preparing this. And having this on the dinner table makes their eyes glow with excitement! They just love it!

As for me, I love the ease of preparation that goes with this dish. You can use store bought frozen meatballs, or you can make, cook and freeze the meatballs ahead of time for an extra-easy meal. (I prefer the latter). Check it out and see for yourself!

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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, minced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp Herbs de Provence (for those who aren't familiar with this, it's a combination of basil, marjoram, thyme, sage, savory & rosemary - dried herbs typical of Provence)
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire
  • 3 Tbsp light olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, sliced
  • ½ cup sliced fresh or canned mushrooms (I prefer using fresh ones but for this, I used canned simply because I didn't have fresh mushrooms on hand)
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbsp water (This is optional. Just do this if you want a thicker sauce)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper

1. In a bowl combine ground beef, minced onion, garlic, bread crumbs, egg, Herbs de Provence, Worcestershire, 1 tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper. Mix until well combined. Roll into 1 inch diameter balls.

2. In a large skillet over medium heat, fry meatballs in olive oil until brown. Remove from pan and set aside. 
3. Add sliced onion and mushrooms to the pan. Cook until onions are almost translucent or until mushrooms are cooked if you are using fresh mushrooms.

4. Pour milk and cream of mushroom soup. Bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper to suit your taste. Reduce heat to low. 
5. Add dissolved cornstarch. Stir until well blended with sauce. (optional)
5. Return meatballs to the pan. Spoon sauce over the meatballs and simmer for 10 minutes.
6. Remove from heat. Serve hot with rice or pasta.  My girls also love this over mashed potatoes!


  1. My kids fave, too....meatballs and cream of mushroom! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. As I don't eat mushroom sauce (not because I don't like it but I never had a chance to cook or pick at a restaurant) so my kids are missing out this delicious meal. I'm going to buy canned mushroom sauce and have to try this out. It's definitely nice change because we eat tomato sauce too often!

  3. That sounds delicious! And perfect for these cooler nights we have been having :)

  4. My boys would love this (as long as I don't mention there are any mushrooms involved!). Looks like a delicious dinner :)

  5. I'm with your daughter - I'll eat anything is a mushroom sauce! Love everything about this recipe! Can't wait to make it.

  6. My kids don't like mushrooms but on the other hand I would and could eat them are so lucky to have a kids who eat them! Your sauce and meatballs..Oh my goodness, your should see me.. literally drooling! Awesome recipe girl, you did it again!!

  7. Tina this beef balls looks perfect. creamy sauce is very nice.

  8. I could be related to you./I love everything mushroomy and saucy;) Great dish:)

  9. My kids would ask me to cook this ,they love mushrooms.

  10. This looks sooo creamy and delicious, Tina! Those meatballs must be very flavorful because of all the ingredients you added there. Sarap nito!!! :)

  11. This is too creamy to resist! I cooked something very similar, pork meatballs with mushroom creamy sauce last year too! I didn't post on it tho...
    My family love it so much! I shall try your recipe bcoz your looks so much more tastier than mine! ;D

  12. I love the fact that u used mushroom sauce. People usually use the tomato sauce and I am not a fan of that at all. This is looking so perfectly yummy!

  13. Anything with cream of mushroom is awesome in my book. YUM!!

  14. mmmmmmm Mushroom sauce!!!! I am like your daughters!!! I LOVE it!! I love the idea of freezing the meatballs for later use! :-))))

    By the way Tina... there's an award waiting for you! You can find it here: :-)

  15. Yum! Bookmarked this. Definitely making this dish. It's got all the flavors my family will love. Good with lots of rice! Thanks for sharing, PITCC !