I have recently started using a box subscription called EveryPlate. EveryPlate is a food box subscription that sends you three meals each week that you can make in your home. They send everything you need to make each meal right to your doorstep each week. You get to choose from their menu which three meals you would like and the box comes with everything needed to make a gourmet meal. It’s a great way to make a quality meal for the family each night. Tonight we made Swedish Spiced Meatballs with roasted carrots and mashed potatoes. I’m going to share the recipe below but I highly recommend signing up for EveryPlate, you can get all the ingredients much cheaper, everything is measured for you, and they give you a step by step guide to follow as you cook. They make it really easy.
*Note the first amount the amount for 2 people the second number is for 4 people).
Garlic (3 Cloves | 6 Cloves)
Yukon Gold Potatoes (5 | 10)
Yellow Onion (1/2 | 1)
Carrots (4 | 8)
Ground Beef (1 pound | 2 pounds)
Ground Nutmeg (1/4 tsp | 1/2 Tsp)
Panko Breadcrumbs (1/4 cup | 1/2 cup)
Beef Stock Concentrate (1 tbs | 2 tbs)
Sour Cream (1 tbs | 2 tbs)
Flour (1 tbs | 2 tbs)
Butter (3 tbs | 6 tbs)
Vegetable Oil (2 tsp | 4 tsp) *could also use olive oil
One thing I absolutely love is that they have everything measured out for you. If you are only cooking for two people this is amazing because you don’t have to buy an entire package of something you can get exactly what you need, no waste! I love this perk. The only items you don’t get in the box is the flour, butter, and oil. Everything else is included.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry all of the produce. Halve, peel, and dice the onion. Peel and finely chop 1 clove of garlic (I use a small grater or a press rather than chopping by hand). Peel and wrap the other 2 cloves of garlic in foil. Peel and slice the carrots into 1/4 inch pieces on the diagonal.
In a medium bowl combine beef, panko, 3 or 6 tablespoons of onion depending on if you are cooking for 2 or 4 people, 1 clove of chopped garlic, nutmeg (make sure to measure this you don’t want to overdo it), salt & pepper. Once mixed together form 8 (or 4 if cooking for 2) equally sized meatballs and place onto one side of the baking sheet. Add the carrots to the opposite of the baking sheet and toss with a large drizzle of oil, salt, and pepper. Place the garlic in foil on the baking sheet as well. Roast until carrots are browned, garlic is soft, and meatballs are cooked through. About 20 minutes.
While that is cooking dice the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes. Add to a medium pot with enough water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.
While the potatoes are cooking melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining onion, stirring, until softened, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Gradually whisk in 3/4 or 1 1/2 depending on how many you are cooking for of water, a splash at the time, until fully incorporated. Whisk in stock concentrate and simmer until thickened, about 1 more minute. Season with salt and pepper and a small pinch of nutmeg. Turn off heat.
By now your meatballs and carrots should be done. Remove the garlic from foil and mash on your cutting board with a fork. Add to the pot with the drained potatoes, then mash with sour cream, 2 tablespoons of butter, and a splash of milk until you reach s smooth consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
Divide the meatballs, mashed potatoes, and roasted carrots between two or four plates. Spoon gravy over meatballs. If the gravy is too thick whisk in a splash of water to loosen.
This was a super yummy dinner. I always feel so accomplished when I put a meal like this on the table. We were able to cook this in about 40 minutes from start to finish. Everything was measured and ready to go. The only prep we had to do was peeling and cutting veggies really. The step-by-step instructions made it really easy to follow along and really makes you feel like a professional chef at the end of the day.
If you are looking for an easy way to prepare meals like this for your family I highly recommend EveryPlate. They are a lot cheaper than other boxes and the quality of the meals are really great.
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