Swedish meatballs in cream sauce

Makes 16-20 meatballs (serves four)

INGREDIENTS

Meatballs

  • 500g beef mince
  • 250g pork mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons of whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Swedish cream sauce

  • A dash of oil
  • 40g butter
  • 40g plain flour
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 150ml thick double cream
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

INSTRUCTIONS

Meatballs

  1. Combine the beef and pork mince and mix thoroughly to break up any lumps. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg and mix. Add milk and season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Shape the mixture into small, round balls. Place on a clean plate, cover and store in the fridge for two hours.
  3. In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. When hot, gently add the meatballs and brown on all sides.
  4. Add to an ovenproof dish and cover. Place in a hot oven (180°C or 160°C fan) and cook for a further 30 minutes.

Swedish cream sauce

  1. In a frying pan, melt the butter. Whisk in the plain flour and continue cooking, stirring continuously for 2 minutes. 
  2. Add the vegetable and beef stock and continue to stir. Add the double cream, soy sauce and Dijon mustard. Bring to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken. Continue to stir.
  3. Serve with your favourite potatoes.