Swedish Meatballs



We had Ikea meatballs for tea tonight without having to get lost in a maze and buy a couple of smelly candles. I thought I would have a go at making a healthier version myself and the result was very tasty! Not quite as tasty as the Ikea ones but definately better for you. Doesn’t take too much time either so ok for a midweek tea.


Serves 3/4

500g pack of lean pork mince
1 egg yolk
1/tsp allspice
100g Breadcrumbs
1 grated onion
a handful of chopped dill
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp salt
Crispy Onions
Cranberry sauce


1 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Flour
300 ml beef stock
100 ml milk or cream
1/2 tsp salt
Or nip into Ikea and buy a packet from the shop 😉

Mix all the meatball ingredients together in a bowl and make into small balls. Fry them lightly in a little oil to brown all the edges then put in the oven at 180/160 fan Gas mark 4 for around 15 – 20 minutes until cooked through.


Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour, whisk till golden brown and flour is cooked. Take off the heat and add the beef stock very gradually whilst stiring to avoid any lumps then add the milk or cream and simmer until the sauce thickens. If it gets too thick just add more milk/cream.

Serve with Cranberry sauce and some crispy onions and dill scattered over the top and your choice of sides! I had a jacket spud and peas.






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