Swedish Meatballs

swedish meatballs
Swedish Meatballs are traditionally made with allspice and/or nutmeg and I choose to omit these to make this recipe the ultimate kid-friendly, family crowd pleaser. I promise the spices are not missed. This is a go-to dinner at our place. Simple meatballs are made incredibly soft with a secret ingredient (milk!) and are covered in a rich, creamy gravy and served with pasta or mashed potato. It's a deceptively easy recipe to make (there is hardly any chopping), perfect for a fast, weeknight dinner.
Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 500g pork and veal mince (you can use pork or beef mince on their own too)
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp milk

Sauce

Method
  1. Add the meatball ingredients to a large bowl, use your hands to combine. Roll the meatballs, slightly smaller than a golf ball.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Cook the meatballs, turning frequently for 2-3 minutes until the outside is browned. Remove them from the pan and set aside (they will still be raw on the inside).
  3. Turn the heat down to medium, add the unsalted butter to the same pan.
  4. Once the butter is melted, add the flour. Use a whisk to stir for 1 minute. Once you have formed a paste, add the water and stock powder. Continue whisking. The sauce will thicken. Return the meatballs to the sauce and cook for 8 minutes.
  5. Add the cream and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  6. Top with finely sliced chives.
  7. Serve with pasta or mashed potato and green beans.

Make ahead: Follow step 1 of the recipe and store the meatballs for up to 3 days in an airtight container with baking paper in between the layers to stop the meatballs sticking. Cook as per recipe.

Freezing instructions: Follow step 1 of the recipe and store the meatballs up to 2 months in an airtight container with baking paper in between the layers to stop the meatballs sticking. Defrost overnight in the fridge and cook as per recipe.

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