Constant Cravings- Sweedish Meatballs Recipe


What do you do when you crave for something badly but could not get it? I craved for IKEA Sweedish meatballs badly the other day but I couldn’t get it. Running all the way to IKEA just for the meatballs is just not an option to me, and I ended up making some of my own. Here’s sharing my version of Sweedish Meatballs:


1 cup breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup minced white onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 pound lean ground beef
1 large egg plus 1 egg white, beaten
Vegetable oil, for brushing
Carrots- diced and boiled
Broccoli florets- boiled
Alternatively, you can use a pack of ready-made meatballs.
For the gravy:2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Make the meatballs: Put the breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, allspice, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the milk and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a simmer. Pour the milk mixture over the breadcrumbs and stir to make a thick paste; let cool. Add the beef, egg and egg white to the bowl and mix until combined.

Brush a baking sheet with vegetable oil. Roll the meat into 1-inch balls and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Bake the meatballs until cooked through, about 20 minutes in the oven.

Make the gravy: Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, whisking, until smooth. Whisk in the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a simmer. Add the cream and meatballs. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the gravy thickens, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Transfer to a serving dish along with the boiled carrots and broccoli; sprinkle with the parsley and serve with lingonberry jam, if desired. ( I omit the jam)

Cleffairy: Have fun trying. 😀

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