Swedish cranberry meatballs

Swedish cranberry meatballs

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 25

Make Scandinavian-style meatballs flecked with fruit and serve with a lingonberry dip

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per meatball

kcalories
69
protein
4g
carbs
3g
fat
4g
saturates
2g
fibre
0g
sugar
3g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • ½ tsp ground mace
  • 500g minced beef
  • 100g dried cranberries
  • 1 egg yolk
  • cranberry or lingonberry sauce, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat half the oil in a saucepan. Add the onion and cook gently until soft, then add the mace and cook for 1 min more. Cool.
  2. Put the mince into a bowl with the cooled onion, cranberries, egg yolk and plenty of seasoning. Mix well with your hands, then shape into walnut-sized balls. Chill for at least 10 mins or up to 2 days.
  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Pour the remaining oil into a baking tray and roll the meatballs in it to coat. Bake for 20 mins until cooked through. Serve hot with the berry sauce for dipping.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2013

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