Low-carb “Swedish” meatballs in gravy
- 1 lb 450 g ground beef
- 1 lb 450 g ground pork
- 2 2 eggeggs
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp dried parsley
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp dried minced onion
- 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ cup 125 ml ground pork rinds
- ½ cup 125 ml parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- 2 cups 475 ml
- ½ cup 125 ml sour cream
- 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 2 oz. 50 g salted butter
- ¼ cup 60 ml red onion, mincedred onions, minced
- ¼ tsp ¼ tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 pinch 1 pinch instant coffee powder (optional)
- 2 lbs 900 g cauliflower
- 7 oz. 200 g cream cheese
- 3 oz. 75 g butter
- salt and ground black pepper
- 1 cup 225 ml radishradishes
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh parsley (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a large mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients until thoroughly combined. Shape the meat mixture into 1½ inch balls.
- Place meatballs on a baking sheet in a single layer approximately ½” (3-5 cm) apart from each other.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until meatballs are browned and cooked thoroughly.
- Brown the onion in butter in a large skillet.
- Add salt, pepper, broth, Worcestershire sauce and coffee powder. Let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Reduce heat to low and stir in the sour cream.
- Add the cooked meatballs to the gravy and let simmer on low for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Serve hot.
- While the gravy is simmering, start preparing the cauliflower. Place a pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil.
- Divide the cauliflower into florets and add to the boiling water along with a generous pinch of salt.
- Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until soft but not mushy.
- Drain the cauliflower and discard the water.
- Add cream cheese and butter to the pan and use a fork or a masher to mix. Add salt and pepper to taste.
If you want extra-thick gravy, feel free to add 2 tablespoons of cream cheese on top of the sour cream and simmer until you thicken the gravy to the desired consistency.
If you avoid pork, this recipe can be made using all ground beef or a combination of ground beef and lamb, chicken, or turkey while omitting the pork rinds.