Turkey Swedish Meatballs

26 04 2011

I am pretty sure the only place that I have ever had Swedish Meatballs is in the restaurant of that great big blue home store known as IKEA. When the IKEA was built in the Salt Lake Valley it was a big deal and my husband and I have made many trips up to that store to dream about how our house could look if we had enough money to furnish it from top to bottom instead of our mismatched hammy down furniture that we currently had. When I saw this recipe on the Tasty Kitchen’s Blog I wanted to give it a try just to see how much like the IKEA meatballs it tasted like. It doesn’t taste much like them but I think it is a much better recipe. Pretty simple to make and is packed full of flavor.


I wish I could say that this beautiful picture was mine but for some reason my pictures didn’t turn out very well. Even though the pictures didn’t turn out well the meatballs tasted amazing.

Turkey Swedish Meatballs

~ 1/2 cup minced fresh onion

~ 2 cloves garlic, minced

~ 20 ounces, lean ground turkey

~ 1 egg

~ 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

~ 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce

~ 1/2 Tbsp. Dried Parsley

~ 1tsp. ground allspice

~ 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

~ 1 whole 14.5 oz. can low sodium beef broth

~ 3 Tbsp. All-Purpose flour

~ 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

~ 1/2 Tbsp. Dried Parsley

~ 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

~ 1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste

~ 1/4 cup sour cream

1. Preheat oven to 350o F.

2. In small skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and saute 2-3 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes.

3. In medium mixing bowl, combine turkey, onions and garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 Tbsp. parsley, allspice, and nutmeg.

4. Shape meat mixture into 1” balls and place in baking dish. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through.

5. Pour beef broth and flour into a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake vigorously until flour is dissolved.

6. Pour beef broth mixture into large skillet with lid and add remaining Worcestershire, parsley, black pepper, and salt to taste.

7. Heat to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

8. Reduce heat to medium low and stir in sour cream. Add meatballs and cover. Simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over noodles if desired.

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Turkey Swedish Meatballs



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