Sunday, July 20, 2014

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs
Have you ever had the Swedish meatballs at Ikea? Well, this recipe puts those to shame. I have never made this type of recipe before and I have really been missing out. These are so tasty and delicious, they would be great served with rice the next time so as to soak up all the sauce, mashies work well too. Seriously give this a try!

For the meatballs:
2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1 onion, diced
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork (I used ground turkey)
1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
2 large egg yolks
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the gravy :
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups beef broth
3/4 cup sour cream
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves

1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork (or turkey), Panko, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg and onion; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands, stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch meatballs, forming about 24 meatballs.
3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides are browned, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
4. To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in sour cream; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
5. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from:

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