Some meals evoke school lunches, and this is one of them. I never ate school lunches regularly so I have a limited base of knowledge, but a lump of meat covered in sauce, practically anything covered in a sauce, featured on school lunches regularly, at least it did. I don’t have school-age children and have no idea how the lunches have changed now that they’ve been Michelle Obamized. I hear they’re healthier, which probably means no more rectangle-shaped pizza, which is a shame. The rectangle pizza was strangely good. Excuse me while I reminisce in a strange world of school lunch cravings…okay, back on track.
Salisbury steak may evoke school lunches but, thankfully, that’s where the similarities end. This is not a lump of meat covered in a gloopy sauce. Did you see the meatball part? It really doesn’t change much in the prep and it makes, at least to my eyes and stomach, a huge difference. Lump of meat will not enter your mind when you try these tender, flavorful meatballs, and then they get covered in luscious gravy. Serve it with mashed potatoes and peas and it’s a meal fit for Sunday dinner but easy and quick enough for a weeknight meal. This is a classic meat and potatoes, down-home, comfort meal- with cute meatballs.