Karahi Keema, Slow Cooker Teriyaki Meatballs with Pineapple, One Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles, and One Pot Swedish Beef Pasta
A pound of ground beef can be one of the more economical and convenient items in your fridge. But after a couple nights of pasta with meat sauce, sloppy joes, or hamburgers, you may start looking for that take out menu. Our episode this week puts three (well, four this time) recipes between you and ordering pizza. We’ve quite a variety, too. A Pakistani curry, Teriyaki Meatballs, and two versions of a Swedish meatballs are bound to change up your menu and have you reaching for that ground beef one more time.
Internet rabbit holes aren’t always productive- two hours later and you’re still watching baby farm animal videos- but in this case one led us to this Pakistani curry. Simmer ground beef with cumin, red pepper, coriander, and garam masala for a rich, flavorful dish.
- The author does say you can use other ground meat such as turkey or chicken. We didn’t try it but think it would be amazing. Just watch the cooking times.
- Rich on its own, we liked this best with a cucumber salad or steamed vegetables. Plenty of rice on the side, of course.
- The last step, where the oil separates from the meat, is something to watch for but not a sudden thing. Keep an eye on it; you’ll see it when it happens.
Try as she might, Kate can’t quite get a slow cooker to work in her schedule. She might make an exception for these meatballs. Ground beef is seasoned with onion and ginger and kept moist by breadcrumbs soaked in milk. The sauce couldn’t be simpler; all pantry items if you regularly cook stir fries and the like. Pineapple cooked with the meatballs is an extra delicious touch for a meal anyone would be happy to come home to.
- Don’t have time or forget to plug in the slow cooker? These worked well on the stovetop. Brown the meatballs, then add in the sauce and pineapple. Simmer for about 15 minutes on low or until the meatballs are done.
- Kate halved the recipe successfully. You could also brown the meatballs, then freeze half for another time.
One Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles: Betty Crocker, and One Pot Swedish Beef Pasta: A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Bonus recipe this week courtesy of Kate’s organizational mishap. Betsy cooked the One Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles and had a family hit. Kate made the One Pot Swedish Beef Pasta and had a home run in her household, too. While it wasn’t the goal, we’re not sad to have an extra recipe to share!
- Both recipes looked like a lot of noodles before they were cooked. Don’t worry- when they cook they mix in well.
From the Smorgasbord:
After all that beef, we were thinking about some salads. Try Samin Nostrat’s version of Via Carota’s Insalata Verde with a punchy mustard-shallot vinaigrette. Or go back to Episode 24 for a fresh, light Zucchini Carpaccio Salad from Smitten Kitchen.
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