Vegan Swedish Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of Funky Fields Minced

  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs (read the label, breadcrumbs often contain fish. Whyyyyyyy?)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder

  • Pepper to taste, skip the salt in this one as the mince is already salted

  • 1 flax egg1 Tbsp ground flax
    2 1/2 Tbsp Water

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 5 tbsp Nuttelex Buttery

  • 3 tbsp Plain flour

  • 2 cups beef stock (2x massels stock cubes + 500ml water)

  • 1 cup cashew cream50g cashews
    250ml water (boiled for speedy method)

  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard

Method:

  1. Soak your cashews. Cover them in boiling water and wait. In about 1 hour they will have absorbed a lot of water and will have a soft texture and look as if they’ve expanded a bit. Soaking ensures a smooth creamy blend.

  2. Prepare your flax egg, mix ingredients in a small bowl and set aside until it forms a gel

  3. In a large bowl combine your mince, bread crumbs, parsley, spices, and flax egg. Get your hands in there and mix it around until it’s well combined

  4. Roll into even sized balls. I made around 20

  5. Add olive oil and 1 tbsp butter, and meatballs to a cold pan and bring up to medium heat. Cook, turning occasionally until the surface has a brown crust (the insides will still be pink, this doesn’t change)

  6. Remove meatballs and cover with foil

  7. In the same pan make the gravy, add the flour and the remaining 4tbsp of butter and cook your roux until it’s browning. Slowly add the stock, continuously whisking to prevent lumps.Meanwhile, blend your cashews if you haven’t already

  8. After all the stock has been added, add the mustard and Worcestershire, it will appear very runny but don’t fear, mix in your cashew cream and simmer until it’s thickened up.

  9. Add your meatballs back into the gravy and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until it’s all nice and warm.

  10. Serve with some roast/steamed/mashed potato and steamed veggies. YUM

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