Saturday, January 2, 2010
Ikea’s Swedish Meatballs
IKEA’S SWEDISH MEATBALLS
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2/3 lb lean ground beef
1/3 lb ground lean pork
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for frying)
1 (10 ounce) can beef gravy
1/2 cup 10% cream
1 Saute onions in first tablespoon of oil until translucent. Set aside and let cool.
2 Combine breadcrumbs and milk, let soak for 10 minutes.
3 In a large bowl, combine onions, breadcrumbs, milk egg, meat and seasonings. Mix thoroughly. Form tablespoon of the meat mixture into balls.
4 Over medium heat, fry meatballs in second tablespoon of oil until brown on all sides.
5 In a small saucepan, combine gravy and cream; heat through but do not boil.
6 Serve meatballs with gravy, boiled potatoes and lingonberry preserves.
I had been craving these meatballs for like a month, and so I finally just looked up a recipe online and made them. I’ve only had them once at Ikea and it was like 2 years ago, so I can’t remember exactly what they taste like, so I can’t compare how close the two are, but this recipe was EXCELLENT!! I also read the comments that came with the recipe and they said to use half the milk, so I did too and that went well! I also added some nutmeg to mine and that was good too! I also used a packaged Swedish meatball gravy packet, and I liked that too! Also, I couldn't find the lingonberry preserves so we had boysenberry preserves--those were delicious with them!! Mmmmm....I have some leftovers in the freezer, maybe we will have them again tomorrow!! For the original recipe go here.