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Swedish meatballs with mushroom gravy

Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
edited 3:46PM in EggHead Forum
This evenings dinner.

Meatballs made from ground sirloin with mashed potato, diced onion, cardamom, salt and pepper and a little canola oil to add richness with this lean meat.

Got the egg going(with the help Mickey's Malt Liqueur), 375 degrees dome, indirect. A little pecan wood smoke and set the pan in. Regular white mushrooms added at the half way point, now things are lookin happy.

Brought the pan into the kitchen to make gravy when the meatballs were done. For the gravy I removed the meat to a separate container then worked the pan with the drippings by adding potato starch mixed with cold milk and water. Also adjusted taste with Penzeys Fox Point Seasoning, more cardamom and salt. I let it simmer to reduce for about 10 minutes and dinner was ready.

Rutabaga, steamed then buttered with salt and pepper for a side- this was awesome, sweet and tender with great flavor.

Truth be told, I love mushrooms. Dinner was soooo gooood and comforting. It's the Viking in me.


Storm is pounding outside, high winds and expecting 11" overnight. No problem, I'm fat and happy at home with my eggs.


  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Looking delicious Michael. :P

    You have some beets on your plate as well I think.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Hey Clay, I got Viking in me too. ;)
    Dinner looks good!
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  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
    You got that right! Pickled beets yumm yumm.
    I'm stuffed.
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
    Cool. I'll drink to that.
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Looks great :)

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    :laugh: Clay did you notice I called you Michael!? :laugh: You know who I thought you was? :laugh:
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Clay looks fantastic & very original...Gustav Vasa would be proud ;) love rutabaga but haven't had it for a longvtime
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
    Yeah,.... :whistle:
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
    Thanks. Mushrooms rule. :laugh:
  • Yum!
    A great entry to follow my soup course!
    Keep warm and dry :)
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
    Thanks Beli,
    Yeah, rutabaga when it's good it is a treat and this one was great. Delicious flavor, sweet and tender. Have you tried parsnips? Another root vegetable that's under rated but soooo gooood. Made a pork stir fry in the wok with parsnips yesterday. Terrific!
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
    :P ;)
    Now the weather girl says 12" of snow by tomorrow.
    Hummmmm, what can I cook tomorrow if I stay home???
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,655
    The meatballs have mashed potato in them?
    Is that used as a thickening(?spell) agent?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
    Hey thanks! Yes, soup first. Just thinking....You gave me an idea to make soup tomorrow. 12" of white stuff on its way down and soup would hit the spot after watching Diana Q shovel out the driveway. :laugh:
  • thanks for the idea.... i have not made swedish meatballs in a loooong time.... i can not get to my egg.... we had an ice storm here in( pa)... the likes of which i have never seen before.... it looks like it will be a few more weeks till i dig out my egg from the icy crust!....( i might have to go conventional/// stove.... yikes!).... lol...rr
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
    Mashed (whipped) potatoes in ground sirloin or chuck is Diana Q's secret to super tender and moist hamburgers. I guess it's not a secret anymore. :huh: :P
    More often it's cracker crumbs, saltine crackers smashed with a rolling pin until very fine then mixed in the meat with a little milk. I think Diana's potato idea is better. I'm hooked. ;)
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
    Holy smokes Ranger Ray, you gota do somethin to rescue your egg. "POP" idea just popped into me wee noggan. :silly: Get a 100 watt light bulb down the top vent using a work light. Stuff a rag over the top vent to trap the heat and your egg will melt the ice off in a day. I think.
    Good luck!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Oh yes turnips in white sauce mmmmm remember having them often in my student days abroad.
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 706
    Looks very yummy! Nice.
  • TXTrikerTXTriker Posts: 1,177
    Looks wonderful Clay.
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
    Comfort food and, I guess for me, soul food.
    Thanks. Was a fun cook on the egg, just loved the fire with snow coming down. And it will be coming down all night, 12" by morning. :ohmy:
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
    Thanks Ray. Sure is fun cooking on the egg and feasting.
    Now I'm getting sleeeeepy. Zzzzzzzzzzz
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Ya got me with the mushroom sauce! Man dat looks delicious!
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,421
    Mushrooms added a lot of flavor to this gravy. So did the cardamom spice.
  • LobichoLobicho Posts: 557
    great pictures
    greaaaaaaaat cook
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,655
    Got to try that. What of instant mashed powder added?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511

    I knew you were a Vikings fan at heart. ;)

    Dish looks delish!

    Just took care of the drifting on the roof, just waiting on the plow so I can finish my snow removal duties. Have fun with yours. :P
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,788
    looks awesome! i'll have a plate!
  • Clay, those are the best Swedish meatballs I've seen. :)

    My brother's girlfriend's mother is from Sweden, but her meatballs don't look as good as yours.

    Hope you're hunkered down in this recent storm my friend.
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