Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Swedish Meatballs




Let me first start of by giving you a brief history of the Swedish meatball...


Just kidding.


This came as a request from my friend Andrea. When she mentioned her love for Swedish Meatballs it brought me back to my childhood. I ate these all the time growing up and I loved them. These might slow you down if you eat too many, but I think it's worth it!




Swedish Meatballs

Ingredients

1 small Onion, diced
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 large Egg
½ cup Panko
1/4 cup Italian Parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 pound Ground Beef
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
¼ teaspoon Ground Allspice
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
1/8  cup Green Onions, chopped

Sauce

¼ cup Butter
1/8 cup Flour
4 cups Beef Broth
½ cup Sour Cream
½ teaspoon Black pepper
¼ teaspoon Salt




Directions

1.     Heat a tablespoon of Olive Oil in a heavy large sauté pan over medium heat.
2.     Sauté the onion for about 2 minutes
3.     Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 2 minutes. Remove the onion and garlic from the pan and set aside.
4.     In a large bowl, add the ground beef, onion, green onions, garlic, egg, Panko, parsley, nutmeg, allspice, salt and pepper to a large bowl and blend.
5.     Mold the mix into 2-3 inch meatballs.
6.     Heat the two remaining tablespoons of olive oil in the same pan over medium-high heat.
7.     Add the meatballs and sauté until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
8.     Transfer the meatballs to a plate.
9.     Melt the butter in the same pan.
10. Whisk in the flour and continue whisking for about a minute.
11. Slowly add in the beef broth, salt, pepper, and slowly whisk for about 2 minutes
12. Add the sour cream and whisk for an additional minute
13. Add the meatballs and let everything simmer for 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

14. Serve as soon as possible.