Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs
This was posted by IKEA in April 2020 at https://www.today.com/food/ikea-shares-recipe-swedish-meatballs-make-during-quarantine-t179469
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Swedish
  • Meatballs:
  • 500 grams beef mince (about 1 pound ground beef)
  • 250 grams pork mince (½ pound ground pork)
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 100 grams breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 Tbsp. whole milk
  • Generous salt and pepper
  • Cream Sauce:
  • Dash of oil
  • 40 grams butter (2½ Tbsp. butter)
  • 40 grams plain flour (⅓ cup flour)
  • 150 milliliters vegetable stock (⅔ cup vegetable stock)
  • 150 milliliters beef stock (⅔ cup beef stock)
  • 150 milliliters thick double cream (⅔ cup double cream or whipping cream)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  1. Meatballs:
  2. Combine beef and pork mince and mix with your fingers to break up any lumps.
  3. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg and mix.
  4. Add milk and season well with salt and pepper.
  5. Shape mixture into small, round balls.
  6. Place on a clean plate, cover and store in the fridge for two hours (this will help them hold their shape while cooking).
  7. In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat.
  8. When hot, gently add meatballs and brown on all sides.
  9. When browned, add to an ovenproof dish and cover.
  10. Place in a hot oven (180⁰ Celsius conventional — about 356⁰ Fahrenheit — or 160⁰ Celsius fan, or 320⁰ Fahrenheit) and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  11. Iconic Swedish cream sauce:
  12. Melt 40 grams of butter in a pan.
  13. Whisk in 40 grams of plain flour and stir for two minutes.
  14. Add 150 milliliters of vegetable stock and 150 milliliters of beef stock and continue to stir.
  15. Add 150 milliliters double cream, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard. Bring it to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken.
  16. When ready to eat, serve with your favorite potatoes — either creamy mash or mini new boiled potatoes. Enjoy!