Swedish Meatballs

This is one of Granny's delicious meals and was the inspiration for the dish. Unfortunately I did not have her recipe so I had to improv a little. This is how it went down.

  Patrick and I were trying to figure out what we wanted for dinner... having no luck.
  I called Home just to say "hi." And Mom mentions they had Granny's meatballs for dinner and says "you know how she mixes up the meatballs and makes a gravy with onions and cream of mushroom soup" or something like that. So that's really all I was working with. At the time I didn't realize that would also be my supper or I would've asked for more details.
  Later I attempted to call Granny and Poppa for the real recipe but no answer! And guess who knows everything... google! I searched "swedish meatballs" and put a few things together. Here's what I came up with.

Swedish Meatballs inspired by Granny

For the meatballs
Combine 1 lb lean ground beef with 2-3 cloves minced garlic, some Italian breadcrumbs, 1 egg, and some fresh thyme. The main thing with the ingredients is to make sure your meatball sticks together! Then form meatballs (mine were ~1inch). Heat 1/4 vegetable oil in large skillet. Once warm place in meatballs. Brown on all sides until not pink in the middle.

For the gravy
Saute one sliced onion in another skillet in a little evoo. Once softened add 1 can of reduced sodium cream of mushroom soup. Add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup milk to the gravy as well. (I just filled the empty cream of mushroom soup with 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Bring to a simmer and then add the meatballs!

Serve with brown rice! I think it was good enough Patrick would eat again.

1 comment:

  1. I love this meal. Didn't know you fixed it that night.