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Swedish_meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Our favourite Swedish furniture store isn’t the only place to get delicious meatballs; they’re surprisingly quick and easy to make at home. Serve with rice, pasta, or potatoes for a hearty family meal.

Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the meatballs:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 450g beef mince
  • 450g pork mince
  • 60g breadcrumbs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • Salt and black pepper
For the sauce:
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 40g plain flour
  • 950ml beef stock
  • 180g sour cream
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

1. Heat one tablespoon of the olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes until translucent, then set aside to cool thoroughly.

2. In a large bowl, combine the beef and pork with the breadcrumbs, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg, parsley and cooled onions. Season with salt and pepper and use clean hands to combine. Roll the mixture into 3cm meatballs.

3. Over a medium-high heat, heat the remaining olive oil in the same pan the onions were cooked in. Cook the meatballs in batches for 4-5 minutes until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper.

4. To make the sauce, melt the butter in the same pan. Whisk in the flour and cook for one minute until lightly browned. Gradually whisk in the stock and cook, whisking constantly, for 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened. Stir in the sour cream and season to taste.

5. Add the meatballs to the sauce and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are heated through.

6. Scatter with fresh parsley and serve immediately while hot.

Per Serving: 524kcals, 28.9g fat (13.2g saturated), 15.8g carbs, 1.5g sugars, 48.4g protein, 1.1g fibre, 0.794g sodium

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