Tarragon Dijon Meatballs with Garlic-Tarragon Grav

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Prep Cook Servings
4 h 40 min 4
Tarragon Dijon Meatballs with Garlic-Tarragon Grav
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454 gm Beef, ground, extra lean
454 gm Pork, ground, lean
4 clove(s) Garlic (crushed)
2 large egg Egg
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp, ground Tarragon, dried
2 tsp Sea Salt
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Black pepper
2 cup Cashew nuts, raw (soaked 4-6 hours, drained)
2 tbsp Ghee (or butter)
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1/3 medium Yellow onion (diced)
4 clove(s) Garlic (crushed)
2 1/2 cup Chicken broth (stock)
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp, ground Tarragon, dried


Tarragon Meatballs:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until all ingredients are completely incorporated.

Using a 1-tablespoon dough scoop, portion out meatballs and evenly space them on the baking sheet. (This saves time and creates perfectly sized meatballs.)

Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with garlic-tarragon gravy (next recipe).



Add drained and rinsed cashews to a blender and set aside. In a large skillet or cast-iron pan, heat butter (or ghee) and oil of choice. Add diced onion and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, until soft. Add crushed garlic and stir.

Transfer garlic and onion to the blender with the cashews, add 2 cups of broth to start, and begin blending. Blend on high speed until the gravy is smooth and without lumps.

Transfer the gravy back into the skillet. Add vinegar, tarragon, salt and pepper. If thinner gravy is desired, add more broth.

Reduce heat to low and keep warm.

Serve over meatballs. To reheat, place in a saucepan over low heat and whisk in a bit of broth as the gravy heats to thin it out.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 978
Calories from fat 616
Calories from saturated fat 168
Total Fat 68 g
Saturated Fat 18.6 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 35 g
Cholesterol 273 mg
Sodium 1535 mg
Potassium 1360 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28.3 g
Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
Sugars 5.0 g
Protein 64 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 2.5
Meat Alternative 2.5

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