Fall is my favorite time of year for so many reasons, but making cozy dishes like this is right at the top of the list. These pork meatballs with mustard cider cream sauce are creamy, savory, herby, and just the definition of Fall comfort food. Give this easy, impressive dish a try and be prepared to add it to your chilly weather meal rotation!
Meatballs - such friendly little things, aren't they? I feel like most people's eyes light up when they hear meatballs are on the menu. There's just something very homey and nostalgic about them and they can be made in so many different ways. This version is my very Fall-inspired, slightly Frenchified pork meatball version. Pork is my first choice for these meatballs as it pairs so well with apples and mustard, but you could use chicken, turkey, veal, or even beef. I get my ground pork from Hayfield Farm and I highly encourage you to find a good, local source for yours as well.
And about that mustard cider cream sauce
I love incorporating hard apple cider into recipes during the Fall months - it adds the same tang and balance as wine, but with a little seasonal, Fall flair. Try to find a dry cider - we have some beautiful cideries here in Virginia, but a dry, French cider is a great choice, too. The cider cooks down and pairs so well with the cream, herbs, and mustard. You'll want to lick this sauce off your plate it is so good!
What to serve with these pork meatballs
As pictured here, mashed potatoes are a top choice, but rice or egg noodles would be great too. Polenta would be good. Or spaghetti squash if you're doing the low carb thing. Heck, just a good loaf of crusty bread for mopping up that sauce would be perfect and so easy. I hope you'll give this one a try and let me know if you do by leaving a comment and rating below. I LOVE seeing you all make my recipes! xo - Anita