SWEDISH MEATBALLS

SWEDISH MEATBALLS

My love affair with all things Ikea continues….

we outfitted our boat cabin with handy Ikea items…

we installed cupboards for storing boats gear in our land home…

so why not further celebrate all things minimal, Swedish and Ikea

with an easy Galley supper?

My Mom used to make Swedish meatballs.

I remember the juicy tender meatballs

swimming in a wonderful rich creamy sauce as if it were yesterday.

…but I don’t have her recipe..

not even sure she had a recipe.

The following is my attempt to recreate that flavour memory…

 

…visually rich looking gravy…

 

…then the addition of Greek yogurt to add that ‘sour cream’ tang…
 
 
SWEDISH MEATBALLS
 
for meatballs
1 lb lean ground meat (I used a mixture of beef, veal and turkey)
1/2 cup Panko crumbs
2 eggs
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground pepper
oil for cooking
for sauce
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2-3 cups beef broth
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
sea salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp all spice
Mix meat ingredients gently then form into 1″ balls.
Brown in batches in a bit of cooking oil.
Remove from pan and set aside.
Add butter and scrape all the rich brown bits from pan while the butter melts.
Stir in flour and let it bubble for a minute to ‘cook’ the flour.
Gradually add broth, whisking until the sauce reaches a thickened consistency.
Stir in yogurt and season to taste.
Return meatballs to the saucepan and simmer gently for a couple of minutes.
…the verdict?
I like these much better that the Ikea meatballs
and it came darn close to what Mom used to make.

I think Momma would be proud.

 

0 thoughts on “SWEDISH MEATBALLS

  1. Pretty easy fix Mark & Cindy. I still smile everytime I see your boat name. Boat names have to have a humour component somewhere in the mix.
    Don't leave comments often but love your blog

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