May 12, 2009

IKEA's Graddsas Cream Sauce for Meatballs & Pasta Recipe (added lower cal version)


We visited IKEA last weekend and were fortunate enough to go when they were having $1 Meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce. Wow what a treat! And for only $1 a person...What a steal! Too bad we spent way too much on other things :) The cream sauce was divine and I purchased a small package of it. After making it I wanted more and did not want to drive back - an hour away- just to get more cream sauce. I served the sauce on homemade pasta which was made in my new pasta maker. It is the coolest thing ever!

Graddsas Sauce (Similar Cream Sauce Recipe)



Ingredients

2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup cream
1 cup beef broth or stock (I used beef bullion)
1 tsp soy sauce
Pinch Salt and pepper, to taste
Paprika (about 5 shakes of the container, optional)


Directions

Heat Butter in small sauce pan. Add flour and cook stirring constantly for about 2 minutes. Add 1 cup beef broth or stock, 1 tsp soy sauce, and 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper. Heat until slightly thickened. Serve over pasta, egg noodles, or mashed potatoes.

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(Lower Calorie) German Cream Sauce

* I recommend doubling the recipe, so you will have extra to make an additional meal the next day - cook once, serve twice!

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
½ cup half and half or evaporated milk
1 cup beef broth (1 tbsp bullion paste to 1 cup water)
1 tsp soy sauce
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper (or 10 twists fresh pepper)
½ tsp paprika
3 Tbsp cold water mixed with 1 Tbsp cornstarch

Directions:


 * For thicker gravy add 1 ½ - 2 Tbsp cornstarch.

* For richer gravy add ½ - 1 cup of sour cream.
Heat butter on medium heat in a small sauce pan; add whisk in flour and stir for 1-2 minutes. Add 1 cup of beef broth, 1 tsp soy sauce, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper, and ½ tsp paprika; bring to a low simmer and continue whisking until mixture thickens a little (about 5 minutes). Add half and half or evaporated milk and corn starch mixture. Simmer until gravy thickens (about 2 – 3 minutes). Serve sauce over meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce. 
 
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Fresh Pasta in a Mixer or Food Processor

Ingredients:

2 Cups Flour
3 eggs
1 tsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp water

Directions:

Mix Flour and eggs together. Add salt and mix again. Add oil and water. If dough is too sticky add a little flour. Scrape out of the bowl and knead on a lightly floured surface. Add flour if necessary. Knead for a few minutes (2-3). Let rest 20 minutes before putting through the pasta maker. Cut dough into 4 sections and put each section through your pasta maker. If you do not have a pasta maker, roll the dough out and cut into small pieces with a pizza cutter. You can also wrap the dough in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator for later use.

4 comments :

  1. When you made the cream sauce from the packet, what cream did you use?

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  2. It has been so long I can't even remember. I'm sorry. It should be on the packet. I wasn't super healthy back then so prob heavy cream or something like that.

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  3. IKEA's GRÄDDSÅS sauce is vegetarian, so beef stock is definitely not a correct ingredient.

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    1. Thanks for the input. The gravy was meant to go over meat, so it doesn't really matter :)

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