Thermomix Swedish meatballs with gravy and horseradish mash

No need to visit IKEA (at least not for meatballs)!

  • 1 hr 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Move over IKEA these meatballs are the only swedish meatball recipe you need and they're super easy to make in your Thermomix.
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  • 1 medium onion (150g), quartered
  • ¾ cup fresh dill sprigs
  • 200 minced beef
  • 200 minced pork
  • ½ cup (50g) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • ½ whole nutmeg, grated finely
  • ¼ cup (65g) bottled horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • lemon wedges, to serve
Mashed potato
  • 1 kg desiree potatoes or orange sweet potatoes, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt flakes
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 30 grams butter
  • olive oil, to serve
  • 1½ cups (375ml) beef stock
  • 30 grams unsalted butter
  • 2½ tablespoons plain flour
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) pouring cream
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce


  • 1
    To make the meatballs, place onion and ½ cup of the dill sprigs in mixing bowl; chop for 5 sec/speed 8 or until finely chopped. Scrape down the side of bowl. Add beef, pork, breadcrumbs, egg, allspice and nutmeg, then season well; mix for 20 sec/reverse/speed 4 or until well combined. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on a tray; cover and refrigerate until needed.
    2 Make the mashed potato; add horseradish and stir to combine. Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
    3 Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat; cook meatballs, turning, for 5 minutes until browned all over. Transfer to steaming tray and dish. Stack tray on top of dish, cover and set aside.
    4 Clean mixing bowl, then fill with 4 cups (1kg) water; heat for 10 min/steam mode/speed 2. Once boiling, position steaming dish and tray over mixing bowl; cook for 20 min/steam mode/speed 2 or until meatballs are cooked through. Remove steaming dish and tray; keep warm while you make the gravy.
    5 Make the gravy. Clean mixing bowl. Place all ingredients in mixing bowl; cook for 8 min/90°C/speed 4 or until hot and thickened. Season to taste.
    6 Serve meatballs on mash, drizzled with gravy and scattered with remaining dill, with lemon wedges to the side.
mashed potato
  • 2
    Insert whisk into mixing bowl. Place potatoes, salt and milk in
    mixing bowl; cook for 25 min/95°C/speed 1 or until potato is tender. Add butter; mix for 30 sec/speed 3 or until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil to serve.

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