1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
1 cup milk or half-and-half
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck or round
1/2 lb. lean ground pork, or use all beef
1 med. onion, chopped fine
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 1/2 oz. can condensed beef broth
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons melted butter
Soak bread crumbs in milk for 5 minutes in a large mixing bowl.
Add ground beef and pork, eggs, onion, 1 1/4 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, and allspice; mix well.
Shape into 1 inch meatballs.
Place meatballs on rack in broiler pan and bake for 15 minutes at 400°.
Put browned meatballs in slow cooker.
Add 1/2 can beef broth, pepper and remaining salt.
Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours.
To thicken gravy, turn slow cooker to high.
Combine butter and flour to make a smooth paste.
Add paste to remaining 1/2 can beef broth and pour over meatballs.
Cook until thickened, about 45 minutes.