Swedish Meatball Loaf & Gravy
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Serves: 6
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef (I use 80/20)
  • 1 lb country sausage
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • ¾ cup plain stuffing, crushed (or bread crumbs)
  • ⅓ cup + 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter divided into four pieces
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1-2 tbsp fat from baked meatloaf
  • 2 - 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup meat stock (your choice of beef, chicken or turkey)
  • 1 tsp worcheshire sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  1. First preheat your oven to 375.
  2. First in a small bowl add your crushed stuffing and milk. Set aside.
  3. Next in a food processor add your yellow onion & garlic cloves. Pulse until finely chopped (almost appears grated, but not quite).
  4. Next in a pan over medium heat add 1 tbsp olive oil and heat. Add your onion and garlic mixture and cool until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove pan and allow mixture to cool. Set aside until ready to use.
  6. In a large bowl add your beef, sausage, soaked stuffing, egg yolk, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, salt and pepper. Add your cooled onion mixture and then mix with your hands until meats and spices are just blended together.
  7. Add meat to bread pan and even out. Top with your divided butter pieces.
  8. Place meatloaf in oven for 50-55 minutes, or until cooked through.
  1. Once you remove meatloaf from oven, In the same pan that you cooked the onions, pour off about 1 -2 tbsp of fat that is in meatloaf pan, being very careful not to burn yourself (or empty the pan of meat) add add 2 tbsp butter over medium low heat and melt. Next, whisking immediately, add your 2 tbsp flour, and whisk until smooth. You may add more flour to thicken if need be. Whisk in your stock and worcheshire sauce and bring to a simmer. Add your fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in your greek yogurt and fresh parsley.
  3. Serve gravy over meatloaf slices.
Recipe by My Lavender Blues at https://mylavenderblues.com/swedish-meatball-loaf-gravy/