Recipe & Video IKEA Meatballs - Swedish Meatballs Köttbullar

Hungry Man

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Swedish meatballs or köttbullar are thought to be are based on recipes that King Charles XII would have brought from the Ottoman Empire to Sweden in the early 18th century following his exile in Istanbul.

View: https://youtu.be/Z3RH_WyWFXw


Ingredients:
  • 300 g minced beef, 200 g minced pork
  • 1/2 cup rusk flour or breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil to fry
  • Sauce:
  • 40 g butter
  • 40 g all purpose flour
  • 250 ml beef stock
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 2 tsp soy sauce (low salt)
  • 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp salt and black pepper to season
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Instructions:
  1. Finely chop the onions and the garlic
  2. Melt and slightly brown the butter in a pan, cook the onions until translucent,
  3. Add garlic and cook for few seconds until fragrant
  4. In a bowl, combine minced beef and pork and mix with your fingers
  5. Add onion, garlic, egg and mix to combine
  6. Add allspice, white pepper, black pepper and salt
  7. Add breadcrumbs and the milk and mix your hands to combine
  8. Cover and let them rest in the fridge for 1-2 hours
  9. Shape the mixture into small balls,
  10. In a frying pan, heat oil to medium heat, cook the meatballs until brown on all sides
  11. Transfer to an oven dish
  12. Place in a slightly warm oven, keep there until the sauce is ready
  13. For the sauce, melt the butter in the same pan and heat until slightly brown
  14. Add flour and whisk until combined
  15. Add the stock and continue to stir until the liquid is slightly reduced
  16. Add double cream, soy sauce, dijon mustard;
  17. Season with salt and black pepper; stir and let it simmer until thickened
  18. Pour the sauce over the meatballs
  19. Serve with boiled mini potatoes or fries and lingonberry jam for the sides
 

Hungry Man

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An interesting sauce indeed, in that it uses cream with soy sauce which is not a common combination
Interestingly, there is a Turkish version of shashlik kebab, which also uses cream with soy sauce for the marinade (doesn't sound Turkish but it's a modern steakhouse interpretation highly popular in Turkey). I will also post that recipe soon!
 
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