Monday, October 27, 2008

Super Quick Swedish Meatballs

I am so tired I haven't cooked anything worth blogging about in a long time..sniff sniff. I wonder if anyone reads this anymore anyway? haha
I have been wanting to make Swedish Meatballs for a long time..and noticing that I had most of the ingredients..(I had to go to the market for only 2 items) I gave it a go.. Here's what I did...

*First beat one egg and add about 1/4 cup milk in a bowl.

*Then dump in about 1/2 or so of bread crumbs..(I used seasoned)

*Add in diced onion..about 1 small onion will do...

*Snip off some fresh parsley..

*Crack in some black pepper

*Now add 1/2 lb of ground pork and a 1/2 lb ground beef..

*Mix it all well..(you may need to add a bit more breadcrumbs if the texture is still too wet)*Now make as many little meatballs as you can.. *Put a large skillet over medium heat with a few pads of butter and cook about half of the meatballs..tossing and coating with the butter..this takes about ten-ish minutes..(make sure to cut one open to see it is no longer pink in the center.

*Continue with the rest of the meatballs.

*Put them on a plate w/ a paper towel to drain.

*Now, in the same skillet....(don't dump out anything..!) add 2 tablespoons of flour to the drippings and a whole cube of beef bouillon..mix this up good, add some more black pepper and then add 2 cups of milk and a dash of nutmeg... and whisk until thick and bubbly.
*Add the meatballs back to the gravy...and cook another 5 ish minutes..
*Serve of hot pasta...

this was so good, I love this and I am definitely making this again!
**Mental Note To Self...Do not cook recipes right before going into to work..because you will inevitably end up stinking like onions and meat...Wait to do the new recipes when you are either
A. Off work for the day
B. Actually have time to shower and not have clothes stinking like onions..


Amy said...

As always, it looks delish! I still read!!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Yummy. It looks awesome but I know I wouldn't go through all the effort you did. I have bought the frozen and just made the sauce.

christy said...

this look good i am gonna make that

Manang said...

I always go to work stinking with the smell of stir-fry! Haha!
I work night shifts as an RN, and I usually want to have our supper right before I leave for work. Most of the time even if I do have the time to take a shower, my coats stink!

BTW, can you add the "Follow This Blog" widget so I can easily bookmark you?