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Swedish Meatballs

We all like Ikea Swedish Meatballs , don’t we ?? My 7 years old son is a fan of their meatballs , although we don’t go there often , but once in a while when we go there shopping , we always make time to stop by their food court to have one and only swedish meatballs . My 7 years complains often because kids meal , only has 5 meatballs and we know their meatballs are tiny , small .. So , in my attempt to make my son happy and to surprise him , i tried making our own swedish meatballs . And the result is good , more than good , it’s great .Super easy , not exactly quick , unless you have a big electric skillet . I used 2 lbs of meat , and it makes quite a bit , probably about 50 small meatballs , if you make them Ikea size , you will get more meatballs . So , anyway , enjoy this delicious meatballs !! They’re not hard to make at all , just takes a little time .

For the meatballs , you need :

1 cup of chopped red onion

1 lb of ground beef , extra lean 96%

1 lb of ground pork

1 1/4 cup of plain bread crumbs

3/4 cup of milk

1 beaten egg

almost 1/2 tsp. of ground allspice

1/8 tsp. of ground nutmeg

1 3/4 tsp. of salt

1/2 tsp. of black pepper

1. Heat vegetable oil on a skillet , then cook the chopped onion for about 5-6 minutes . Set aside , let it cool in a large bowl .

2. While the onion cools , mix the breadcrumbs with milk , let it sit for 5 minutes .

3. Add the ground beef and ground pork , beaten egg , about 1 3/4 tsp. of saltĀ  1/2 tsp. black pepper , ground nutmeg and ground allspice , bread crumbs , to the bowl , with the cooked onion . Mix with your hands well . Using 1 tbsp. make into a ball .

4. Return to the skillet , with a drop of oil , ( or butter , i prefer oil ) , cook about 5-6 minutes total , shake the skillet often to cook theĀ  meatballs .Do in batches , and while you cook the rest , place the cooked meatballs in the 200 F oven .

Now , let’s move on to the gravy

1/2 c. of chopped onion

6 tbsp.all purpose flour

4 cups of beef broth

splash of heavy cream

1/4 c.of currant jelly

In the same skillet you use for the meatballs , cook onion about 4 minutes , then add the flour , cook about 2 minutes to take the rawness out . Then add beef broth a little at a time , while whisking , you want to whisk non stop , or else it will get lumpy . After few minutes , it should thicken , and then add a splash of heavy cream in there , keep whisking , then add 1/4 cup of red currant jelly . Then return the meatballs into the skillet with its gravy and let it simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes . Serve with mashed potatoes and red currant jelly and cucumber salad .



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