Sep 19, 2008

Swedish Meatballs

It got this recipe from " the taste of home cooking" blog. Love her site. It's full of new ideas. I really enjoyed this recipe, which is sort of surprising, since it's a Rachel Ray. I find that most of her recipes are half-a$$ed. Sorry, but they are just thrown together, no thought or good taste behind it. BUT, it seems that maybe her cookbook is a different story. This recipe is from her "Comfort Foods: Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals". Maybe she actually sat down and developed some eatable recipes for once. This one's a keeper!
1 pound ground chuck, or ground beef, pork and veal mix
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 small onion, finely chopped (or grated on a box grater)
A few drops Worcestershire
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour (increased by 1/2 tablespoon)
1/2 cup dry sherry (is used white wine)
1 cup beef broth
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup sour cream (had to use whole milk instead)
1 bag wide egg noodles (used thin spaghetti) .... gosh I need to go grocery shopping!
1 tablespoon butter
A handful of chopped parsley
Cook egg noodles according to package directions. While waiting for the water to boil, make the meatballs and sauce.
To bake meatballs: preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix ingredients for meatballs in a medium-size bowl. Form bite-size balls and place on nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.
To cook meatballs on the stovetop: preheat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Mix ingredients for meatballs in a medium-size bowl. Form bite-size balls and add directly to the pan as you roll them. Once the last ball has been rolled, give the pan a good shake and place a lid or aluminum foil over the top. Cook meatballs 10 to 12 minutes, turning them occasionally. Remove meatballs to a paper towel-lined plate, wipe out pan, and return to heat to make the sauce.
To make the sauce: melt butter over medium heat. Sprinkle in flour and continuously whisk until a smooth paste is formed. Slowly add sherry while continuing to whisk sauce; cook until sherry reduces by half. Add broth in a slow stream and continue to whisk until sauce thickens enough to lightly coat the back of a spoon. Turn off heat and whisk in salt, pepper, Dijon mustard and sour cream.
Once the noodles are cooked, drain them and toss with butter and parsley. Add meatballs to the sauce, stir to coat, and serve over the noodles.


The Home Cook said...

Glad you liked it!!

This is one of her older cookbooks, back before she was cranking out two or three a year. I've made a few things from it and everything has been good. It's a very simple cookbook, which I think helps. None of her weird recipes where she turns a soup into a pasta dish or anything like that.

Irina said...

Oh, I sooo know what you mean by 'turning soup into pasta' or how about making "hot dog hamburgers"... ?!what?!