Are we so sure the Swedish Meatball Recipe was that popular before IKEA introduced it to the world?
My husband Luca, of course, talks about the Italian version… but he loves this one, believe me!
Swedish meatballs are, I suspect, the best selling item at the store.
I know my family can never go shopping there without stopping for this delicious Swedish meatball recipe.
I found this wonderful and tasty recipe in my mom’s cookbook.
I was thrilled, for now I could prepare these amazing meatballs at home, and I pictured myself at IKEA the first time I made it!
And now, so can you, since I’m sharing my moms secret. Enjoy! 😉
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 2 Tbs onions, minced and sauted in 1 Tbsp of butter
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 slices of bacon, chopped
- 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
- 1¾ cups beef stock
- Nutmeg, salt and black ground pepper to taste
- In a bowl, combine the meat, bread crumbs, minced onions, egg, nutmeg, salt and pepper;
- Without applying too much pressure, gently roll the meat mixture into 1½ inch balls;
- Let stand for an hour, covered with a dish cloth;
- In a large skillet, over medium heat, fry the bacon, and when you have enough pork fat in the skillet, brown the meatballs;
- In a separate sauce pan, melt the butter, add the flour and stir until flour is blended and lightly golden. Add the beef stock gradually, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil;
- Bring heat down to a simmer, add the meatballs, cover and cook for about an 1 hour.
- Remember to let the meatballs rest for an hour before frying them in the bacon fat.
- Serve with potatoes (prepared anyway you prefer) and cranberry sauce.