Nice if not special. The sauce was the best part--really delicious. I followed some of the reviews and sauteed the peppers and skipped the water. You need a large pan for all those meatballs! When really browned, I then took the meatballs out, added the peppers that I had cooked in a separate pan, dumped in the beef broth, added the flour paste, and as it started to thicken, added back the meatballs. I think the vinegar and basil are needed. Kind of a lot of work but nice over mashed potatoes. I will try again with ground turkey.
So I cooked the peppers exactly how they said on here but instead of meatballs I used cubed steak and seasoned it with oregano, pepper, salt and I put minced garlic on the cubed steak and spread it out a little bit. I added the flour, NOT the 1/4 cup of water (thought that it was pointless because it was watery enough), and added the basil in. I also made rice a roni parmesan and romano cheese rice as a side. When everything was done and plated I ate the cubed steak with the peppers and dipped in the sauce that was cooked with peppers. We tried something new and I did the best I could with one hand and it turned out amazing! Good luck!
Not as flavorful as I expected, needs more seasoning and more thickening/
This has great flavor but was too soupy; cut back on the liquids next time.
My family and I liked the flavor. To save time I made hamburger patties, however, sauce did not thicken so I served in bowls. I will do again, but with modifications.
Really flavorful and super easy. I used a bag of frozen peppers and onions to save steps. I also used a can of beef broth with 1.5tsp cornstarch in place of consommé. I had a little trouble prepping the meatballs on the stovetop, and would suggest you cook them in whatever way you're most comfortable (oven or stovetop). My boyfriend loved the flavors of this dish and said he thought it would be a great potluck alternative to meatballs in red sauce.
Good and different. Reminded me more of a fall recipe vs summer.
Enjoyed this very much, but forget the water! I just used the 10 & 1/2 oz. can of beef consome and that was plenty and added to flavor. I also thicken with cornstarch--it's smoother, blends better, and never clumps. Absolutely needs some crushed red pepper or hot sauce, and also needs rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes.
i followed the recipe almost exacly - but i use cornstarch mixed with beef broth, instead of the flour. i also added a few drops of texas pete, just for fun, and i doubled the recipe for my family. served over sour cream & chive mashed potatoes, it was great!
Really good recipe - with a few tweaks. Added a sliced onion, and left out the water. Added some parm to the meatball mixture and baked them at 375 for 20 min. Pan roasted the veggies then added the commsomme and meatballs to the pan. After you add the flour/water mix to the pan, turn up the heat to a boil to activate the thickening process. Got a great gravy that way. Served over garlic mashed potatoes. Perfect for a cold Michigan evening meal.
We did not care for this recipe at all - especially the peppers boiled in water (basically) and the weird sauce. I guess after trying this, I realize that I much prefer my meatballs and peppers in a tomato-based sauce with lots of spice and sweetness. I think I can do better on my own! Meatballs were tasty, but nothing that you couldn't figure out for yourself - standard meatball recipe. I served with salad and served over mashed yukon gold potatoes.
Sauce did not thicken, so added speghetti and made soup out of it,. My husband liked it.
I thought this was a bit boring -- lots of flavors that somehow felt bland when combined. I think the peppers would be better sauteed. I doubt I'll make it again, but if I do, I'll have to make some tweaks to give it a little zing.
I was disappointed with this recipe. I think it should have been a little thicker and more vinegary. I used dried basil--fresh may have been better--but the flavor combination seemed clumsy and wasn't satisfying. I may try it again making a few changes like omitting basil and adding a bit more vinegar (or a stronger variety) and more thickener. I'll have to experiment with different seasonings.
Loved this! I used a bag of frozen peppers and onions instead of the fresh ones (and actually omitted the 1 1/3 cups water) and it turned out great! The gravy that it made was PERFECT for mashed potatoes. I will definitely add it to the list of things to make it again!
Excellent, very good flavor and easy to make. I made this for my husband and myself so I was able to freeze half of the recipe for another night. I work full-time and go to school fulltime so 2 meals in one, easy to make and great flavor make for the perfect recipe. Will definately make this again and will probably even make it for the next church potluck.
As is, the meatballs were very bland. Next time I will spice this up a little. Overall not a bad recipe just needs a few adjustments.