August 22, 2009

Ikeaaaa meatballs, tasty

Steph and I made our quarterly trip to Ikea to check out the new catalog stuff and wander the store and pretty much be terrible people. I'm trying to outfit an office out of a spare room and wanted to test drive their sofa bed stuff.

ANYWAY, these trips always wind up with us taking home a bag of meatballs.

I suck, once more, at the picture taking before devouring food - but this recipe is for the cream gravy. Not the packet from Ikea.

You need:

1 tablespoon of oil
1 bag of Ikea Meatballs
1 onion - chopped
garlic - however much you like. start with two cloves minced
1 T butter
1/2 cup of flour
2 or so cups of milk
beef bouillon cubes to taste, start with one or two
1 T dill
pinch coriander
salt pepper

Take large pan. Add a tablespoon of oil. Heat. Add meatballs, frozen is okay. Brown.

As they brown, juices come out. Add a chopped up onion.

Add a few chopped up cloves of garlic. Fry till onion translucent.

Add a tablespoon of butter and half a cup of flour.

stir until everything is pretty much covered in buttery flour.

Add two cups of milk. Maybe 2 and a half. depending on how thick you like your gravy. Sometimes I want gravy. Sometimes I want sauce. Stir and bring just to a boil

I add a couple of beef bouillon cubes and a tablespoon of dill and salt and pepper and a little coriander.

simmer until everyone's ready to eat. Honestly, you can just kind of let this one sit around a bit and the sauce gets beefier. Serve over pasta or rice or with potatoes or you know. Whatever. And of course you can do this with homemade meatballs, but it's Ikea day.

Maybe I will take a picture of the leftovers if I remember before I eat them.

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