Homemade Swedish Meatballs
Love Ikeas Swedish meatballs? Then you must try homemade Swedish meatballs.
I, myself adore eating Ikeas Swedish meatballs, but coming from a Swedish home, Ikeas Swedish meatballs can’t even compare to the homemade Swedish meatballs. So i’m going to share the secrets of Swedish meatballs that you can’t find online. Or perhaps you can, but no recipe will beat the one i will share with you now. Here is the real deal.
- 200g minced beef
- 200g minced pork
- (1 dl) ½ cup of fine bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons finely minced onions (chopped)
- (1dl) ½ cup of light cream
- (1 dl) ½ cup of water
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1 egg (beaten)
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- 1½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
Things you’ll Need:
- Large Pan with lid
- Measuring Cups
- Mixing bowl
- some sort of large flat plate (ie. Cutting Board)
1. Mix a small mixing bowl add. (leave for 5 minutes to set)
2. In the large mixing bowl add (I honestly prefer using my hands because it does the job better.)
- Minced beef
- Minced pork
- Salt & Pepper
4. Gradually add the Breadcrumb, cream and water mix and the beaten egg into the large mixing bowl. (Blend well)
5. Fry a small sample to test the seasoning.
3. One you have the mixture, use your fingers to grab a table spoonful from the mix and with the palm of your hands roll the meat into a smooth ball. Repeat this procedure until the mix has finished. (Make sure that the balls are roughly the same size, making it easier to cook.)
4. Heat/Melt the butter in the frying pan. Once the butter has fully melted and foam subsides, add enough meatballs to fill the pan without making them touch.
5. Cook the meatballs over moderate heat until they are brown (NOT BURNT).
6. Once the Meat has cooked, place them in a covered plate or pot to keep warm while you cook the rest of the meatballs.
Now for the Brown sauce that has everyone drooling. If there is an Ikea near you, then i suggest you go to the food section and buy the brown sauce powder packet and follow the instructions. But if not, you could try this recipe.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 ¼ beef broth
- ½ beer
- Salt & Pepper
What you’ll need:
- Small skillet/pot
- measure cups
- A non-electronic/battery powered hand mixer.
1. Melt the butter in a small skillet
2. shake in the flour, and quickly combine to form a smooth paste
3. Slowly add the beef broth and beer. Let simmer.
4. Season it with Salt and pepper.
5. Now serve the warm meatballs with cooked potatoes, or macaroni as well as this marvelous sauce and a spoon of lingonberry jam (also found in ikea).