Name of Recipe:
Swedish meatballs converted from Taste.com.auNumber of People:
45 g (1 slice) of bread
6 0 g thickened cream
500 g lean beef mince
1 small onion, peeled and quartered
1 whole garlic clove, peeled
Pinch of ground allspice
1/2 tsp salt
250 g beef stock
1 tsp cornflour
100 g thickened cream, extraPreparation:
1. Tear bread into pieces and place into Thermomix bowl. Grate for 10 seconds on Speed 8.
Remove breadcrumbs from bowl and mix the first lot of cream (60g) into them. Set aside.
2. Place onion and garlic into Thermomix bowl. Chop for 2-3 seconds on Speed 7.
3. Add the mince, breadcrumbs, allspice, egg, salt and pepper. Mix for 15 seconds on Speed 2.
4. With wetted hands, shape mixture into small balls (I made 24) and place onto baking sheet.
5. Brush each meatball with vegetable oil and brown each side under a hot grill.
6. Add beef stock to Thermomix bowl and place basket in bowl. Add all meatballs to the basket. Cook for 20 minutes at Varoma temperature, speed .
7. Remove basket and set meatballs aside (in Thermoserver if you have one).
8. Combine the cornflour with a little water and stir into the stock mixture. Add extra cream and cook 6 minutes at 90 ◦C, speed 3
. Pour sauce over meatballs. I served this dish with steamed broccoli and basmati rice.Photos:http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/15455/swedish+meatballs Tips/Hints:
For step 5, you may like to fry the meatballs instead. I prefer grilling because it is less messy and uses less oil.members' comments
Amy101 - Made this for my family of six, served with Parmesan mash and steamed carrot. Kids all ate it up and asked for more Managed to add a few extra vegies to the gravy without the kids noticing too! Bonus
johnro - Delicious and quick meal pennywise - served with steamed carrot and broccoli. I brown the meatballs on stove top after light spraying with rice bran oil. Thank you for the posting - the time saved after arriving home late from work was a blessing!!
debetha - we had no leftovers - 2 adults and 3 kids aged 7, 4 & 2!
Frozzie - we had this with brons garlic rice and supposed to have vegies with but ended up not having them as they weren't at all cooked in the time and it was already late so it was the meatballs, sauce and the rice...still quite nice...nothing exceptional but quite nice meatballs...I cooked mine in the basket and also in the top varoma tray...next time I would cook the vegies a good 10 minutes before adding the meat. I cooked bron's rice just before and put it in the equivalent of the thermoserver.
rainbow - We tried this recipe and I cooked the meatballs in the basket, not varoma, the family enjoyed it, served with couscous and steamed vegies on the stove but all felt it needed more sauce, will do again adding more stock and cream to create a sauce.
Traydon - absolutely delish, nothing leftover which is always a good sign. Thanks for posting.
peppa - The 16 month old is still at the table eating more!! The 3 and 4 year olds both ate lots too. We had it with rice and Cranberry Sauce instead of Lingonberry Jam - a good substitute! Yum, thanks for this recipe.
Twitterpated - Got all the way to the last step where you add the cream and thought "where did I add the first lot of cream?" Went to the original recipe and found that the bread should have been soaked in the cream before making into crumbs. Oh well, it still tasted great without that. Must admit I was a little worried about the little amount of liquid used to steam the meatballs and checked on it a few times. No problems there! I added steamed vegetables to the varoma at step 6 and also added a little extra stock paste in the last step as I felt it was a little bland. I was also very generous with some pepper as well. All in all a very quick and tasty meal. Thanks for posting!
Hally - Just made these this morning to take on holidays. Yes I went back to the original recipe & soaked the breadcrumbs in the cream. I made 20 balls. Of course had to do the taste test. Very nice & very easy. I browned the balls under the grill, but didn't bother to turn over, they were great. Will sprinkle with parmesan cheese when serving. Will be another regular dish. Thanks.
Update - They froze perfectly & tasted fantastic. Served with fettucini, too tired to do veggies, but absolutely delish.
JD - Must say I was surprised at how good these were, not being a meatball person and all. Sometimes you just do things for your DH but I loved these. I did add a secret ingredient to the sauce (well, not so secret really) after reading a comment that it was a bit bland. Tenina's caramelised garlic paste, my new best friend in the taste department - added 1 tsp to double quantity of the sauce and it was the tastiest gravy which of course then ups the flavour of the meatballs themselves. Maybe not authentic but who's telling. Put the smallish cubes of potato & thin slices carrot in the varoma bowl and pumpkin and zucchini on the tray - cooked them for 10 minutes before placing the steaming basket in the TM bowl for the 20 minutes cooking time for the meatballs.