For many of us, one of the best things about Ikea besides the fun and quirky furniture is the Swedish meatballs in the food court. Svenska köttbular in Swedish, these meatballs are packed with flavor. This recipe for Swedish meatballs includes breadcrumbs, potatoes, a combination of pork and veal, and a host of spices. Fried in butter and oil, the meatballs are then simmered in a creamy gravy for additional juiciness and flavor.
- 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
- 150 milliliters heavy cream
- 2 potatoes (small, boiled and mashed)
- 250 grams ground pork
- 250 grams ground veal
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)
- ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 400 milliliters warm water
- 1 beef bouillon cube
- 200 milliliters heavy cream
- Pour the bread crumbs into a bowl and cover with heavy cream. Let sit until they have mostly been absorbed.
- Add in the potatoes, pork, veal, egg, onion powder, garlic powder, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix by hand and pinch off sections to form medium-sized meatballs.
- In a skillet, melt in the butter and olive oil and fry the meatballs in batches and set aside.
- In the same skillet, whisk in the flour. Then whisk in the water, bouillon cube, and cream.
- Add back in the meatballs and simmer on low, stirring occasionally for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Serve with boiled potatoes, salad, and pickles.
PER SERVING *
|Calories860Calories from Fat640|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat640|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.