Swedish Meatballs and Gravy
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Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
 
This recipe is gluten free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Extra Easy - 1 syn per serving
Original/SP - 1 syn per serving
WW Smart Points - 3
Ingredients
  • 600g/21oz of extra lean ground beef
  • ½ tsp of onion powder
  • ½ tsp of salt
for the gravy
  • 1 large onion (approx 2 cups when chopped)
  • 1 tbs of balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups/720ml beef stock
  • 4 tbs of low fat cream cheese - 4 syns
  • ½ tsp of dried rosemary
  • salt and black pepper
  • fresh chopped Italian parsley
  • spray oil
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 200c/400f (gas mark 6)
  2. Spray a deep frying pan over a medium high heat with some spray oil
  3. Add the onion and fry until softened.
  4. Add the balsamic vinegar and continue to fry for approx 5 mins till the onions are a nice caramelized colour.
  5. Add the rosemary and stock and bring to a boil
  6. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 mins
  7. While the gravy is simmering - add the ground beef to a bowl along with the salt and onion powder.
  8. Mix together
  9. Form into meatballs
  10. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper
  11. Spray over the top with spray oil
  12. Place in oven and bake for 10 mins
  13. Remove and set aside.
  14. Once gravy has simmered, add to a blender and blend till smooth.
  15. Add back to pan over medium heat
  16. Add in the cream cheese and stir till melted.
  17. Add in the meatballs and simmer for 10 mins till meatballs are cooked through and sauce has reduced and thickened.
  18. Sprinkle with fresh chopped Italian parsley and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  19. Serve with Syn Free Mashed Potatoes, Syn Free Sweet Potato Mash or Syn Free Cauliflower Mash, plus your choice of veg and lingonberry (or cranberry sauce)
Notes
If you prefer you can use quark to keep this syn free. I prefer the creamy taste from the cream cheese, quark tends to be more sour.

Nutritional information is an estimate and is to be used for informational purposes only

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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 234 Fat: 5.9g Saturated fat: 2.4g Carbohydrates: 9.2g Sugar: 1.1g Sodium: 790.4mg Fibre: 1.5g Protein: 36.7g Cholesterol: 90.3mg
Recipe by Slimming Eats - Weight Watchers and Slimming World Recipes at https://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/swedish-meatballs-and-gravy