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Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Swedish meatballs presented with egg noodles


Made in the Instant Dutch Oven: Simple Swedish Meatballs

These simple Swedish meatballs are a one-pot dinner made in the Instant Dutch Oven. Most of the cooking time is hands-off, resulting in less cleanup and greater convenience. It's a dish full of comfort food that you'll want to make over and over again.


Meatball Components

- One pound ground beef (80/20 mix) - One pound ground pork - One onion, finely chopped - One teaspoon olive oil (for sautéing) - 1 piece of bread - 1/4 cup milk - Two eggs - 1/2 cup bread crumbs - 1 teaspoon salt - 1/2 teaspoon pepper - 1 teaspoon nutmeg - 1/2 teaspoon cloves (optional)

Gravy Components

- 4 tablespoons butter - 1/2 cup flour - 1 1/2 cups sour cream - 4 cups unsalted beef broth - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 1/2 teaspoon pepper - 2 tablespoons fresh or dried parsley - 4 cups uncooked egg noodles

Tools You Might Need

- Instant Precision Dutch Oven - Large mixing bowl - Whisk with silicone coating - Wooden spatula - Meatball maker (optional)


Prepare Onions

1. Finely chop the onion. 2. Sauté in a small pan or the Instant Dutch Oven with olive oil until softened and transparent.

Soak Bread

- Soak the bread slice in milk until it absorbs completely.

Combine Meatball Ingredients

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground pork, ground beef, eggs, milk-soaked bread, onions, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cloves (if using). 

2. Stir until well blended.

Form Meatballs

- Form into meatballs about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in size. This recipe makes approximately 24 meatballs of this size. You can also make smaller meatballs about 1 inch in diameter.

Brown Meatballs

- Brown the meatballs either by broiling in the oven for about 15 minutes or by batch sautéing them in the Instant Dutch Oven until fully browned.

Prepare Gravy

1. Preheat the Instant Dutch Oven. 

2. Melt butter. 

3. Mix in flour to make a roux and cook for a few minutes to eliminate any raw flour taste. 

4. Add sour cream and whisk quickly to blend. 

5. Gradually add beef broth, one cup at a time, stirring to combine with the flour-sour cream mixture. 

6. Add parsley, salt, and pepper to the liquid.

Combine and Cook

1. Return the meatballs to the Instant Precision Dutch Oven. 

2. Add uncooked egg noodles. 

3. Cover and simmer until noodles are soft and meatballs are cooked through, following the instructions for the Instant Dutch Oven.


Serve and enjoy your homemade Swedish meatballs!


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