Chances are if you have ever been to Ikea, then you have tried their Swedish Meatballs and Gravy with lingonberry sauce.
Well now you can make them at home and much lower in syns, plus this version tastes amazing. I might be a little biased, but seriously, these Swedish Meatballs and Gravy taste amazing, especially with a small dollop of said lingonberry sauce and my creamy Syn Free Mashed Potatoes – heaven!!
If you can’t get lingonberry sauce then cranberry sauce will work just fine or if you are going near an ikea store, pick up a jar of their lingonberry sauce, it is only 1.5 syns for a tablespoon.
The gravy kind of follows on the same ingredients as my ever so popular syn free gravy with a couple of additions to turn it into that delicious creamy gravy that is traditionally served with the swedish meatballs.
I blend the onions for the gravy using my awesome new Ninja Duo Blender with Auto IQ technology that you can see below. It is a super clever blender that features intelligent programs that combine pulsing and blending patterns, meaning no having to guess how long to pulse or blend etc. It’s amazing.
For the meatballs it’s very limited ingredients, all you need is the ground beef and some seasoning and you are good to go, no complicated fancy ingredients.
This recipe is gluten free, it isn’t however dairy free, although you an option to make this dairy free, is to use a little bit of coconut milk and add a little starch to thicken (corn, arrowroot or tapioca).


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