Swedish Meatball Gravy over Mashed Potatoes

Minnesotans are known for their Swedish and¬†Norwegian¬†ancestry. My family is no exception. We have our traditional Swedish meatball dinner every Christmas that has been passed down over five generations. The simplicity of the ingredients is what I believe is what makes the meatball and gravy so delicious. My husband especially loves this meal. On vacation in Florida, my grandma, who lived there, made the traditional family dinner like only she could make it. The thing of it was she made a 38 quart size pot of just Swedish meatballs and gravy for 7 of us. She didn’t know how to cook small portions. The motto in our family always was “well you gotta eat.” After we had all dished out our plates, it looked at is if no one had eaten. My grandma found great joy in cooking and people’s appreciation for her meals. We all knew it too, so my husband in his attempt to show his gratitude ate 17 meatballs a little bigger than the size of a golf ball that year. We all laugh about it now. While he won’t be making an encore of that day, he loves it when I make Swedish meatballs, but it is very time consuming meal. I have since made an easier version that can be made for a everyday dinner. It is sure to bring happiness and satisfaction to your meat and potato eater in your family.

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Author: Fresh and Natural Foods



Ingredients


Instructions

In a medium size sauce pan, ground beef, make sure to salt and pepper, with diced onions until it appears cooked.

Meanwhile, in a medium size pot, boil potatoes with sea salt until tender. Drain water and mash until smooth. Add butter and milk to further smooth potatoes.

Toast two pieces of bread and crumble into the beef and onions. Mix in worcestershire sauce, egg and milk into the beef mixture. When egg appears cooked, add the mushrooms, sea salt, pepper, boiling water and additional worcestershire sauce. Gravy will be very thin.

Thicken the sauce by adding flour to a small bowl along with water until the flour is just in liquid state. Stir in the mixture to the gravy slowly. Once sauce has thickened, add sour cream and serve.


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Recipe Type

  • Grass Fed Beef

Course Type

Skill Level

  • Easy