Main Dish – Meat

Posted by admin | Eggs,Meat,Recipes | Tuesday 29 January 2008 6:37 am

You can make a large batch of meatballs and freeze them to use later in different sauces or in a host of different creations.

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SWEDISH MEAT BALLS in RED WINE SAUCE Serves 6
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INGREDIENTS
For the Meatballs
2 pounds/ 1 kg ground lean beef / pork / veal
2 eggs
1 cup milk
cream, meat broth or water
1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 onion, chopped fine
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon allspice
a pinch of nutmeg powder

For the sauce
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup beef broth/2 meat soup cubes dissolved in warm water
1/2 cup red wine or sherry

PREPARATION
Pre-heat the oven to 450F

Mix together all the ingredients for the meatballs by hand or by blender

Make them into balls about 1 1/2inch wide. Place them on a baking tray, not touching each other and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile heat the oil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add the flour and mix till smooth.

Add the broth to the oil-flour base in the saucepan. Heating this mixture, slowly add upto 1 cup of water or as required. Bring to a boil.

As it thickens, add the red wine or sherry. Remove from heat and pour over the baked meatballs.

Tip : You can make a large batch of meatballs and freeze them to use later in different sauces or in Spaghetti and MeatBalls or a host of different creations.

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