Ulrika's Mother's Meatballs with Red Beet Relish
- 1/2 peeled, boiled russet potato, grated
- 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 3/4 cup milk
- Pinch allspice
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
- Unsalted butter, for frying
- Red Beet Relish, recipe follows
- Thinly sliced whole wheat bread (about 3 by 3-inches wide), as needed
Mix the potato, bread crumbs, onion, milk, and allspice with the spices and let sit for 10 minutes. Add the meat, season with salt and pepper, and mix until incorporated. Make a small meatball out of the meat mixture, fry it in a little butter, and taste. Adjust the seasoning, if necessary.
Roll the meat mixture into 1/2-inch round meatballs and place them on a wet plate. In a large skillet, fry them in butter until golden brown.
To serve, spread some of the relish on the slice of bread and top with the meatballs. Serve at room temperatureRed Beet Relish:
2 cooked red beets, peeled and chopped
1/4 Golden Delicious apple, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
Pinch ground allspice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a food processor, combine the beets, apple, vinegar and sugar and pulse until the apples and beets are finely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and combine with the mayonnaise and allspice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.