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Feb 18 2009

No Need for Ikea: Swedish Meatballs with Fettucine

Published by at 8:58 pm under Cooking at Home

The past couple of days have been busy, so we weren’t able to cook anything! But we’re back with something you don’t think about eating everyday – Swedish Meatballs! Of course for me, the only time I’ve ever tried it was at Ikea, yes the furniture store. I can’t think of any restaurants that offer this dish. So what better way than to whip up our own creation? We found a recipe online but tweaked it to our own version since we didn’t have every ingredient on hand. In the end, it turned out better than expected. Our tummies were full and satisfied… and we highly recommend you try making this one of these days!

We made the meatballs by combining about 2 lbs of ground beef (leaner the better), 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, 2 eggs, 1 cup of beef broth, garlic, shallots, salt & pepper. Roll them into small balls and pan fry them until they're brown and cooked through.

We made the meatballs by combining about 2 lbs of ground beef (leaner the better), 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, 2 eggs, 1 cup of beef broth, garlic, shallots, salt & pepper. Roll them into small balls and pan fry them until they're brown and cooked through.

Meanwhile, boil water and cook your fettucine pasta.

Meanwhile, boil water and cook your fettucine pasta.

The base of the sauce is done by creating a rue, which is equal parts of butter and flour. Then add 2 cups of beef broth and whisk over high heat. Let it boil and thicken up, then reduce to a simmer. Finish the sauce when you are satisfied with the consistency.

The base of the sauce is done by creating a roux, which is equal parts of butter and flour. Then add 2 cups of beef broth and whisk over high heat. Let it boil and thicken up, then reduce to a simmer. Finish the sauce when you are satisfied with the consistency.

And there you have it - Swedish meatballs with brown gravy sauce over fettucine. Definitely not processed meatballs from Ikea!

And there you have it - Swedish meatballs with brown gravy sauce over fettucine. Definitely not processed meatballs from Ikea!

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “No Need for Ikea: Swedish Meatballs with Fettucine”

  1. Crystalon 24 Nov 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Funny, Ikea is where I had these and what has prompted me to look for this receipe. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for putting it out there.

  2. karlaon 24 Mar 2013 at 1:31 pm

    wow, this dish looks delectable. cant wait to make this dish for dinner…. yummy

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