Swedish Meatballs With Peas And Redcurrant Gravy

Swedish Meatballs With Peas And Redcurrant Gravy

1 hour

Serves 4


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For the meatballs:

250g minced Beef

250g minced Pork

200g of frozen peas, defrosted

1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped

1 large egg, beaten

Rind of 1 lemon, finely grated

Dash of Worcestershire Sauce

50g of breadcrumbs

2 tbsp of chopped parsley

A good pinch of allspice (optional)

50g of butter

1 tbsp rapeseed oil

Sea salt and black pepper


For the sauce:

50g butter

50g plain flour

350ml of beef stock

1 tbsp redcurrant jelly

A pinch of grated nutmeg

A dash of Worcestershire Sauce

150ml sour cream

Sea salt and black pepper


Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5

Mix all of the meatball ingredients together, season well with sea salt and black pepper and combine well.

Shape the mixture into round balls the size of a golf ball. Heat a large non-stick frying pan, melt the butter with the oil and seal the meatballs slowly, in batches, place on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 20 minutes. While the meatballs are cooking, heat the butter on a saucepan over a low heat, stir in the flour and cook until bubbling. Remove from the heat, whisk in the stock, redcurrant jelly, grated nutmeg, Worcestershire sauce and sea salt and black pepper and bring to the boil, stirring all the time and simmer for one minute until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream, taste and season accordingly.

Remove the meatballs from the oven, place in a serving dish and pour over the sauce. Serve with plenty of boiled potatoes and extra redcurrant jelly.

Serves 4


The less water you use when cooking peas, the less vitamin C is lost. Steaming helps to conserve this vitamin.

When boiling frozen peas, add enough water to cover, bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes. To microwave 227 grams (8oz) of frozen peas add 15ml (1 tablespoon) of water, place in a non metallic container and cover. Cook on full power for 4 minutes (750W) or 4 1/2 minutes (650W)