Saturday, March 14, 2020

Swedish Meatballs

A great comfort food to enjoy.
Delicious with rice, noodles or potatoes.

Because of the pandemic, (2020),
I miss the Swedish Meatballs at Ikea.
Here is my own version. 
Served on eggs noodles


1 medium onion finely chopped
1 large egg
1/2 cup breadcrumbs, or
(sometimes I used crushed soda crackers)
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1 lb. ground beef
(If you have ground pork on hand,
use 3/4 lb. ground beef and 1/4 lb.
of ground pork.)

1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup flour
4 cups beef stock

Optional) 1 tbsp whiskey or cognac

(parsley to garnish)

Heat olive oil or vegetable oil 
in a large skillet
 over medium high heat.

Add the onions, reduce heat to medium
 and cook until softened. 
Set the onions aside to cool

In a large bowl beat egg, stir in milk, salt,
 pepper, nutmeg and the allspice until combined.
Add cooled onion. 
Mix in bread crumbs and stir in the
 ground beef.
Form the mixture into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls.

Heat more oil in the 
skillet over medium heat and carefully 
place the meatballs into the pan. 

Brown and cook the meatballs on all sides,
Transfer the meatballs to a warm platter.

Drain off all but 1 tbsp of fat from the 
skillet and return to the heat.

Add butter and allow to melt. 
Add the flour to the pan and whisk
 until the sauce begins to thicken.

Whisk in the beef stock and continue 
to cook until the gravy has thickened. 
(Optional) stir in the whiskey.

Return meatballs to the pan and 
simmer until heated through.

Serve with egg noodles and
 garnish with parsley.


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I also make ordinary meat balls 
for the recipe, click on:

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