Cooking for Dame: Swedish Meatballs

This week on Cooking for Dame, Wifey for Lifey explains why she loves taking time out to cook family meals and how the kitchen truly is the heartbeat of the home. She creates a delicious version of Swedish Meatballs that can be altered as an appetizer or meal portion, depending on your needs. As the base is mostly beef, this is a great high-protein snack that will keep you full.
Recipe below!

Swedish Meatballs:
*Use organic / Non-GMO whenever possible

Ingredients:

Sauce
2 TBPS butter
2 TBPS flour
1 ½ cup beef broth
⅓ cup minced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp soy sauce
¼ cup sour cream
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Rosemary

Meatballs
1 ½ lbs lean, ground beef
½ cup breadcrumbs
½ cup butter cracker crumbs
¼ tsp Allspice
Kosher salt & white pepper to taste
½ cup milk
⅓ cup minced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp soy sauce
2 eggs - 1 egg & 1 egg white
 

Steps:

Sauce
1. Heat butter on medium heat
2. Sauté onion and garlic
3. Add flour and mix.
4. Add beef broth and let simmer.
5. Add in soy sauce and sour cream, give it all a good whisk.
6. Reduce heat to low, cover and let thicken.
7. Add in rosemary. Set aside.

Meatballs
1. Combine breadcrumbs and butter cracker crumbs. Set aside.
2. Pre-heat oven to 400
3. Melt butter over medium heat
4. Add in all-spice, salt and pepper. Mix together
5. Add in onion and garlic. Mix in soy sauce to pan.
6. Add milk to pan and stir until mixed
7. Pour this over the bread and cracker crumbs, mix until a paste forms, let cool in fridge.
8. Once cool, combine the beef, eggs, and breadcrumbs in a bowl, mix well.
9. Grease baking sheet
10. Roll mixture into 1.5 inch balls
11. Bake for 20 min
12. Serve with preserve and sour cream