06 September 2011

Sveedish Meeatballs

Pin It Brian gets roped into eating a lot of experiments, so I thought I'd be kind and make him something I knew he'd love on Sunday night.

sveedish meatballs.

I couldn't help but think of the muppet the ENTIRE night, which was kind of annoying.  That and I need an ikea fix.

At least there were buttery, creamy, mashed potatoes that were also along for the ride. And gravy covered beef.  yikes.  I'm feeling crazy just thinking about it.  Oh, the things we do for love.

Amaze-balls Swedish Meatball Recipe
2 slices of bread, torn
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp butter, divided
1/2 yellow onion, diced
salt, as desired
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground pork
2 large egg yolks
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup flour
2 cups beef broth
1/4 cup heavy cream

Combine torn bread and milk in small bowl and set aside.  

Soften onions in 1 tbsp of butter over medium heat until translucent.

Toss beef, pork, onions, soaked bread, yolks, nutmeg, ginger, salt, and pepper in large bowl.  I used my hands to squeeze together all of the ingredients, but if you are feeling timid, you can use your stand mixer until everything looks combined.  

Form mixture into small meatballs.  This should be enough for about 30.

Melt the last of the butter in your skillet and fry the meatballs on medium high heat until browned and cooked throughout.  You will have to make these in several batches, making sure not to over crowd the meat in your pan. To keep the meatballs warm while you are waiting on everything else to come together, keep a sheet pan in your oven at 200F and transfer balls so they won't get cold.

When all of the meat is cooked (and staying cozy in the oven), turn the heat down to low, add the flour to the pan, and whisk together until light brown and thick.  Slowly add beef broth until desired consistency and finally add cream.  If it seems too thin, kick the heat up a notch and keep whisking for another minute or two.  

Serve your swedish meatballs covered in gravy and alongside some mashed potatoes or some green beans!
Oh, and don't forget the ligonberry jam.  If you can't find it, raspberry is pretty close.

Do you like swedish meatballs or do you usually stick to the classic italian?  

1 comment:

  1. ah, that's better! :)

    reading this blog makes me think i need to make an emergency trip to ikea, stat. i vote sveedish.


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