You don't have to visit Ikea for the perfect Swedish meatballs! Easy to make at home and a million times tastier – the perfect family meal.
Swedish meatballs tips and tricks
Slimming world Swedish meatballs
- Place the mince in the palm of your hand and use your other hand to roll into a small ball. Place the rolled meatballs in the fridge for half an hour to help them keep their shape.
- Make sure you fry the meatballs in batches, allowing room in the frying pan so that they colour well. Use tongs to turn them over at first, until they have firmed up sufficiently.
- To keep the meatballs warm: preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F) and place the cooked meatballs in a baking dish, cover with foil and place in the oven while you prepare the sauce.
The meatballs themselves are syn-free if you use milk instead of cream, wholemeal breadcrumbs and cooking spray such as Fry Light to fry them.
To make a syn-free Swedish meatball sauce:
heat 500ml (2 cups) of beef stock in a pan and 1 tbsp cornflour diluted in 1 tbsp cold water. Simmer until slightly thickened and stir in 8 tbsp fat free creme fraiche (or fromage frais), 1 tsp Worchestershire sauce and 1 tsp soy sauce. Serve the meatballs over pasta or boiled potatoes with the sauce spooned over.
Please note I am not affiliated in any way with Slimming World. Syn values are based on the Slimming World online calculator. Nutritional information is always approximate, and will depend on the ingredients you choose, serving sizes etc.