Curried Meatballs with Pasta

Curried Meatballs with Pasta

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  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Serving: 6

Curried Meatballs with Pasta is jazzed up with the addition of broccoli.

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, minced
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg
  • salt
  • 1 medium bunch broccoli, cut into 2 inch by 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2, 16 ounce package bow-tie pasta

Directions

  1. In 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, in tablespoon olive oil, cook onion and celery until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in ground meat, bread crumbs, water, egg, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Shape mixture into 1 inch meatballs.
  2. In 10 inch skillet over medium-high heat, in 2 tablespoons olive oil, cook meatballs until browned on all sides, removing meatballs to medium bowl as they brown.
  3. In drippings remaining in skillet over medium-high heat, cook broccoli and 1/2 teaspoon salt until broccoli is crisp-tender, stirring quickly and frequently. Remove broccoli to bowl with meatballs.
  4. In 2 quart sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter; stir in flour, curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and smooth. Return meatballs and broccoli to saucepan; heat through.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare bow-tie pasta as package directs; drain. Toss pasta with meatball mixture. Serve immediately.

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