My sister-in-law was here this past weekend, and she asked me to post more recipes on my blog. So I decided in honor of her, I’d post my “Better than Ikea Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes.” Laura loves Ikea Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes. Who doesn’t?
I made this brown gravy recipe to take to a friend’s for Easter. I had about half leftover. It was really good so I decided to freeze it. Well, when I was thinking about making these for dinner I thought this gravy would be perfect.
1 lb. ground sirloin
1/2 medium onion chopped finely
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup bread crumbs.
1 T parsley
Mix egg and milk together. Then mix with your hands and shape into golf ball size balls. Cook in 1 T Olive Oil on Medium High for 8-10 minutes. Turning half way through.
I made the meatballs early in the afternoon and put them in the fridge till dinner. At dinner time, I just threw the frozen gravy into the pan and cooked on low till warm. Then I added the meatballs to the gravy to warm them up.
This is the greatest mashed potato recipe. The key is 3 things: creamer potatoes, cream cheese, and warm ingredients. I usually use red potatoes but I tried Baby Golden Potatoes. They were delicious! Maybe even better than the red potatoes.
Dice 1 1/2 lbs. Potatoes and Boil in SALTED water 20-30 minutes till tender.
Warm 3/4 cup milk (I use Fat Free), 2 T of butter (real butta is best! 🙂 ), 2 oz of cream cheese (I use 1/3 less fat). (This step is imperative!! Cold milk and butter result in pastey mashed potatoes-yuck!!)
Yummy!! Even both my children cleared their plates. That’s saying something! 🙂