Dinner recipes

Swedish Meatballs

Meatballs are one of my kids’ favorites. Something about eating a food that looks like you could bounce it down the hallway if you didn’t eat it makes them irresistible. But meatballs to me always meant tomato sauce and noodles, so what do you do when you can’t eat tomatoes? Swedish meatballs, of course.

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Items you’ll need:

  • Mashed Potatoes:
    • 3 lbs potatoes, peeled and chopped
    • 3 tbs butter substitute
    • 1.5 cups rice milk (other milk will work just as well)
  • Meatballs:
    • 3 lbs ground beef
    • 3 tbs olive oil
    • 3 white onions, chopped
    • 4 cups gluten free bread crumbs (or bread soaked in milk)
    • equivalent of 3 eggs worth of egg substitute
    • 3/4 tsp salt
    • 3/4 tsp pepper
    • 32 oz beef broth
    • 4 cups water
  • Gravy:
    • 3 tbs butter substitute
    • 3 tbs 1:1 flour substitute

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Process- Night Before: Make the Meatballs

(1) Coat a saucepan in oil and add in chopped onions. Cook until brown and crispy.

20170125_191141_resized(2) In a separate bowl, add in half of the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and egg substitute to the onion.

20170125_191418_resized(3) Once the mixture has cooled off enough that you can work with it, add in the ground beef and mix together until it is fully blended.

20170125_191854_resized(4) Roll the meat mixture into golf ball sized balls and roll in leftover breadcrumbs. Put on pans lined in foil.

20170125_192929_resized(5) Refrigerate.

 ** Technically, this doesn’t have to be done the night before, it just makes it that much easier for me when I can let my kids help me roll them at night.  If you chose to do this part of the process on the same day, just make sure that the meatballs themselves stay in the fridge for at least a couple of hours before you cook them (otherwise they will fall apart).

Process- Day of:

(1) Boil potatoes in a large pot of water with some salt mixed in until tender. Drain and set aside.

(2) In a small saucepan, heat butter substitute and rice milk over low heat until the butter has melted.

(3) In a stand mixer, mix together potatoes and hot milk and butter substitute.

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(4) Mix until super fluffy, salt and pepper to taste. Set Aside.

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(5) Bring beef broth and water to a slow simmer on medium heat.

(6) Drop in meatballs and simmer until cooked through.

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(7) Take out meatballs and reserve 3 cups of beef broth.

(8) Melt butter substitute and whisk in flour.

(9) whisk in beef broth. let it thicken up into a gravy.

(10) Mix meatballs into the gravy and evenly coat.

(11) Serve over Mashed Potatoes.

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Enjoy.

 

 

 

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