something new: swedish meatballs

14 Sep

I’m not sure why, but I got out of work hoy and wanted something totally out of the blue for dinner, something that I’d never made before. Entonces, I sat in bumper to bumper rush hora traffic and got to googling. After a few minutes, I’d found it. Swedish meatballs atop egg noodles–and better than the kind you get at IKEA (fyi I LOVE those!). I think they turned out great! Tasted dern good, too.

You’ll need:

1 lb ground beef (or turkey)

1 egg

2.5 cups bread crumbs

1 bag egg noodles

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2-1 cup beef broth

Spices as you like: salt, pepper, dill

First things first, preheat the oven to 325. Next, you gotta get over touching raw meat. You have to physically mix 1 lb of ground beef with 2 1/2 cups of bread crumbs and 1 slightly beaten egg:

Once it’s all mixed, start rolling it into little balls. 1 lb should give you about 15-20. Then, warm a large skillet on medium heat and melt 2 tbsp. butter, then brown all the meatballs in the pan. This will take about 10-15 minutes.

(you’ll want to just keep rotating them so most of the surfaces are browned…tedious I know)

When they look like the picture above, you’re ready to transfer them so a 9×9 baking pan. Once in the pan, pour 1/2 cup (I did a whole cup) beef broth. Let the meatballs bake in the broth for 30 minutes. After that, leave oven on, take out the pan and pour 1/2 cup of heavy cream and sprinkle some dill weed. Stir everything together, as if you were making a casserole.

Put back in the oven for 15 minutes. In the meantime, bring water to a boil atop the stove for the egg noodles (I used whole wheat egg noodles, about half the large bag). These take about 7 minutes to cook, and they will be ready as the meatballs are done. I also poured what was left of the beef broth into the water the noodles boiled in for added flavor.

Last, take everything out–drain the noodles, stir the meatballs into the cream and beef broth base and serve atop the noodles. It should look something like this:

Mmmm delish!!! Enjoy! Later this semana I promise to post things mas interesting than what I eat. 🙂 Feliz Lunes!!

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One Response to “something new: swedish meatballs”

  1. wendy September 15, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    So proud of you….looks deliciosa!

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