Friday, July 03, 2009

Take That Ikea!

Swedish Meatballs! Made these the other night and they were great. I made some small changes this time around and they were the right changes!

To start, I cooked the onions and garlic first. This brought out some sweetness and softened the bitterness some onions have. I also used a blend of ground beef and ground pork, instead of just ground beef!

I gave the meatballs a quick sear before putting them in the oven.

I made extra gravy this time, double the amount. You want extra gravy.

I cooked the meatballs for about 5 minutes less than the last time. They cooked thru, but didn't dry out.

Before serving, stir the meatballs in the gravy.

Serve with boiled potatoes or buttered noodles!

All in all, a great dinner. Better than Ikea...the only thing missing were some Lingoberries.


DancerInDC said...

I'll never enjoy IKEA's version as much, because these were vastly superior. Tender meatballs with a velvety sauce. The potatoes and noodles make a nice complement as their starchiness balances the salty/savory flavor of the sauce.

This is a recipe worth spending time on when you've got a weekend at home!

Thrifty DC Cook said...

This looks so great. I would like to give this a try with ground turkey.

Winnie Kwok said...

These look so tasty! I will have to try this soon!