Swedish Meatballs Recipe With Lingonberry Sauce

Scandinavian meatballs with mash and lingonberry sauce

  • serves 6
  • Easy

We all love meatballs and pasta - but have you ever tried them with mash, Scandinavian style? Lingonberries are a European relation of the cranberry - you can buy lingonberry sauce from Ikea, or just use cranberry sauce instead.

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Ingredients

  • minced pork or veal 1kg of 1 or a mixture of both
  • eggs 2
  • cream 125ml, double or single
  • fine dry breadcrumbs 60g
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • allspice a pinch
  • nutmeg a grating
  • oil
  • mashed potato to serve
  • lingonberry sauce to serve (see intro)

RED WINE SAUCE

  • plain flour 2 tbsp
  • beef stock fresh, cube or concentrate, made up to 250ml or use beef consommé
  • red wine 100ml

Method

  • Step 1

    Mix together the first 7 ingredients and season well. scoop out tablespoons and roll each into a ball. Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry the meatballs in batches for about 10 minutes, shaking the pan to brown them on all sides. Scoop out, drain on kitchen paper and keep warm.

  • Step 2

    To make the red wine sauce, add the flour to the frying pan and stir in, scraping up any bits on the bottom of the pan. Add the stock and red wine, bring to the boil then simmer for a couple of minutes. Taste and add a little water if too strong. Roll the meatballs in the sauce and reheat thoroughly, making sure they are cooked through. Serve with mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce.

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