Swedish Turkey Meatballs

27 Aug

When I think of meatballs, Ikea comes to mind. I really miss the Ikea Swedish meatballs in Malaysia. They sell it in HK too but I remember the last time I tried them, they tasted different and from then we never tried again. I bought some ground turkey last week and I wanted to cook some caserole dish for cell group but as I had backache, I didn’t cook. Today, I felt better so I thought it’ll be great use the turkey for meatballs!

Making the Meatballs

2 lbs ground turkey
50g of pancetta, finely chopped (optional)
2-3 strips of streaky bacon, finely chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1/3 cup milk
2-3 pcs of sundried tomatoes, finely chopped
1 egg
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp coarsely grounded black pepper
a handful of parsley
1/2 tbsp cooking oil


1. Preheat oven to 220C.
2. Heat a pan with oil over medium heat.
3. Stir-fry the bacon, onion and garlic for 2-3mins. Set aside and allow to cool.
4. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl including the bacon, onion and garlic.
5. Form the mixture into 1-1.5 inches sized balls.
6. Place the meatballs on a tray lined with a baking sheet.
7. Put them in the oven for 25mins.

The Swedish Sauce

2 tbsp butter
1/2 onion, finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup flour
4 cups beef broth
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dark soya sauce, for colouring
1/2 cup whipping cream
sea salt & coarse grounded pepper to taste

1) Heat pan with oil over medium heat.
2) Saute the onions and garlic for 2-3mins.
3) Create a well in the middle and melt the butter.
4) Add the flour and stir vigorously for 1-2mins. Then, stir with the onions and garlic till brown.
5) Add the beef broth cup by cup, constantly stirring to avoid clumps of flour.
6) Add the whipping cream, salt & pepper and bring to boil.
7) Simmer for 4-5mins. Pour over the meatballs and serve.


Posted by on August 27, 2011 in Uncategorized


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4 responses to “Swedish Turkey Meatballs

  1. Lyricochet77

    September 5, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Just writing to say I my son and I made these today and we enjoyed them immensely! I had to leave the pancetta and sun-dried tomatoes out and used turkey bacon. The sauce was made as directed and we served them over spaghetti squash…amazing taste!! This is definitely a keeper!!

    • poreiz

      September 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

      I’m glad you like it. I like the sauce very much too. You can make extra sauce and put in the freezer. I tried using the sauce for lamb steak and it was yummy! =)

  2. thammelissa

    June 5, 2012 at 11:10 am

    WOW! Didn’t know you have such a nice recipe blog. I was drooling looking at your food photos. U didcooked well!

    • poreiz

      June 5, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks! I haven’t been updating much. But I can see that you really spent lots of time blogging. That’s very good!


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