They were quite probably the most delicious thing I've EVER created, and because I'm the kindest blogger that ever walked the earth, I thought I'd share how I made them.
Here's what you need:
500g beef mince
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 slices of bread (stale bread, made into breadcrumbs)
80g mushrooms (I used oyster mushrooms) finely chopped
2 small sweet yellow peppers, finely chopped
One table spoon of plan flour
500ml chicken stock
200ml full fat milk
Another 50g or so of stilton for the gravy if you fancy it
Ground black pepper
Here's what you do:
Get a big bowl and put the beef mince, stilton, onion, breadcrumbs, mushrooms and peppers then get your hands in there and mush it all together really well. Add your egg to bind everything properly (this part feels gross, but it works) then carefully make your mix into balls about the size of the circle when you do the 'OK' sign from scooba diving. (That's an official cooking measurement.)
Lightly fry off your meatballs in a little oil so they're browned all over and set aside.
Make your gravy by melting your butter in a heavy bottomed pan then add the flour, then gradually add your stock, add your milk, pop in your little extra bit of stilton and stir over a low heat until it's simmering nicely.
Add your meatballs and stir so they're covered, grind in a little fresh black pepper, and let simmer for ten minutes to ensure your meatballs are cooked through and your gravy has thickened to a nice consistency.
Serve over some rice and enjoy the best meatballs you've ever had, ever.