In Norwegian this is called “Kjøttkaker i brun saus”, this has always been my little sister’s favorite dinner. This dish is basically as Norwegian as it could get, especially when served with potatoes and a cabbage-salad. Traditionally it is made by forming minced meat into balls and cooking it in meat broth, but this is obviously not something I would make. It was her idea to make this and I immediately got to thinking around what I could use. She thought of it as she was walking home from school actually. As she was on her way home she walked past a house that was serving dinner, and she smelled the delicious spices she used to love. When she figured out that it was swedish-style meatballs she was somewhat disgusted yet intrigued. She called me up right after that and asked if I try and make this in a healthy and vegan manner, and sure enough I did.
The most important part of the entire recipe is the spices. You need to taste frequently and make sure you add a lot of it, otherwise this will taste very bland! Now I am sorry to say that this recipe is not soy-free. I simply cannot think of another way to make a smooth and creamy gravy without using organic silken tofu.
You can see the updated recipe with new photographs here.
As always I hope you enjoyed this recipe and leave me a comment letting me know if you made it!