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Swedish Meatballs Recipe with Cranberry Sauce

The “Sorted” team get to work on a Swedish Meatballs Recipe.

The traditional Swedish recipe calls for a Lingonberry sauce but as this is not readily available outside of Sweden they substitute it with Cranberry Sauce. You could use any variety of sweet berry or currant sauce.

A tip for removing the excess oil from the pan is to use kitchen paper with tongs, this will alleviate the need to start moving a blazing hot pan around the kitchen.

When it comes to rolling the meatballs use a sorbet scoop to get even quantities out and either wet your hands with water or a little oil when it comes to rolling them.

Keep equal quantities of beef and pork as you adjust the serving size up, same for the beef stock and cream.

The Cranberry Sauce can either come straight out of a jar, or you can make your own.

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Swedish Meatballs Recipe with Cranberry Sauce | Sorted

Serving: 2 | Prep: 15 min | Cooking: 20 min


For the meatballs
Beef Mince 250 g
Pork Mince 250 g
Onion 1 chopped
Breadcrumbs 100 g
Egg 1
Nutmeg a pinch
Salt 1 teaspoon
Pepper a handful
For the cooking sauce
Beef Stock 250 ml
Cream 250 ml
Black Pepper 400 g
For the Sides
Baby Potatoes halved
Cranberry Sauce
Fresh Dill

For the meatballs:
1 . Mix the beef and pork mince together
2 . Add the chopped onion, breadcrumbs, egg and nutmeg
3 . Season with a little salt & pepper
4 . Mix together well

1 Heat up some olive oil in the pan
2 . Brown the meatballs
3 Pour in equal parts beef stock and cream
4 . Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes until reduced
5 When done taste and season with salt & pepper

For the sides:
1 . Halve and boil the potatoes for 15 minutes or until done
2 . Serve with Cranberry Sauce and garnish with fresh dill

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