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Tyler Florence inspired Swedish Meatballs

swedish meatballs
  • ServingsServings


  • 1 Onion, sautéed
  • 3 Slices of bread, soaked in soy or almond milk
  • 3 lb Ground Beef
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Allspice


Start by soaking the bread in almond milk or soy milk.  You may want to leave it for up to an hour.  Don’t worry if you only have vanilla flavored soy milk, I have used that before and it adds a pleasant undertone to the flavor.

While the bread is soaking, take your meat out of the fridge so it can reach room temperature.  Dice, and saute your onions until they golden brown.  Set the onions aside in a glass bowl and allow them to cool a little.

Put your ground beef in a mixing bowl, add two egg yolks, and the onions.  Squeeze the liquid out of your bread and crumble the soaked bread into the bowl.  Mix, with your hands if you’re a true food lover!  Heat some olive oil in a cast iron pan and shape the meat into bite-sized meatballs or sliders.  Brown the meatballs for just a few minutes, you’re not looking to cook them, you just want to give them a beautiful color on both sides!  Once browned, bake at 325 degrees for roughly 40 minutes.

Serve as a appetizer if you like sliders, or as a main dish on bead of garlic spaghetti.  You could also serve on a bed of fluffy saffron rice… or eat them straight from the oven! Once you try these, I am pretty sure your grandma’s meatball recipe might not be your favorite anymore!