Swedish meatballs recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 420 calories / serving
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Place the mince in a medium bowl, add the dill, breadcrumbs, nutmeg and a generous amount of freshly ground salt and pepper. Coarsely grate the apple and add to the mince. Mix well. Divide the mixture into 24 then use wet hands to roll each into a neat ball. Set aside.

For the sauce, heat half the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and saute for 5 mins until soft. Add the garlic and cook for a further 1 minute. Transfer to a plate. Add remaining oil to the frying pan, add the meatballs and cook, turning until golden all over. Return the onion and garlic to the pan, then add the stock and simmer for 5 mins. Add the cream and cook, stirring to make a smooth slightly thickened sauce. Serve with the redcurrant sauce. Tastes great served with mashed potatoes and green vegetables. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 500g lean pork mince
  • 3tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 75g white breadcrumbs
  • 1/2tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 eating apple, cored
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 150ml soured cream
  • redcurrant or cranberry sauce to serve
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  • Energy 1750kj 420kcal 21%
  • Fat 26g 37%
  • Saturates 10g 51%
  • Sugars 6g 7%
  • Salt 1.2g 20%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 20.5g Protein 28g Fibre 1.7g


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