Swedish Meatballs

Carlene Thomas RDN
Carlene Thomas RDN
December 1, 2021
These super tender Swedish meatballs topped with gravy are a better version of those you’ll find at your favorite Swedish “everything” store. The Anova Precision Oven’s steam mode keeps these meatballs moist and delicious every time. You can pair this dish with the in-app recipe for mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam, red currant jam, or cranberry sauce. Serve with a side of quick-pickled cucumber slices. Note: This recipe makes 36 small meatballs, which serves six.
Serves
6
Prep Time
00:20
Cook Time
00:17
Swedish Meatballs
5 (4)
430
Ingredients
For the Meatballs
1 Tbsp
unsalted butter
½ cup
finely chopped white onion
2 cloves
garlic, minced
1 lb
ground pork
1 lb
80% lean ground beef
½ cup
unseasoned dry breadcrumbs
5 Tbsp
whole milk
2 large
eggs
2 tsp
kosher salt
½ tsp
ground white pepper
For the Gravy
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
¼ cup
all-purpose flour
1.25 cups
beef stock
3 tsp
Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
Dijon mustard
½ cup
heavy cream
½ tsp
kosher salt
¼ tsp
ground white pepper
Steps

1. Preheat the Oven

Rack
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Rear

2. Make Meatball Mixture

First, make the meatballs. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium meat. When the butter is foamy, add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the ground pork, ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, salt, and pepper.
Make Meatball Mixture

3. Hand Mix

Using your hands, gently combine all ingredients until fully blended and smooth.
Hand Mix

4. Scoop and Shape

Use a small scoop to portion out 36 small meatballs and transfer to a foil-lined rimmed sheet pan. Use damp hands to roll the balls until smooth.
Scoop and Shape

5. Cook meatballs

Rack
Transfer to the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Rear
00:10 Timer

6. Let Oven Adjust for Broiling

Rack
Leave the meatballs in the oven and open the oven door for 10 seconds to release steam.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: Off
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Top

7. Brown meatballs

Rack
Continue to cook the meatballs until browned, about 7 minutes.
Brown meatballs
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: Off
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Top
00:07 Timer

8. Start the Gravy

When the meatballs are finished, make the gravy. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat. When the butter is foamy, whisk in the flour. Cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture has lightened in color and turned very foamy, about 3 minutes.
Start the Gravy

9. Add Stock

Gradually whisk in the stock, followed by the Worcestershire and mustard.
Add Stock

10. Add Cream

Whisk in the cream, salt, and pepper until smooth. The gravy will be thick. Remove from the heat and add the meatballs. Toss to coat in the gravy.
Add Cream

11. Serve

Divide the meatballs between serving plates with mashed potatoes, a fruit jam, and quick-pickled cucumbers.
Serve
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