Pannbiff Med Lok - Meat Patties With Onions

"This is the Swedish version of hamburger steak with onions. Delicious as it is or you can add Swedish Cream Sauce (Graddsas) posted separately."
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  • Melt 2 tbsp butter in skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions and saute until tender. Add sugar, and continue to saute until they are starting to carmelize (turn brown). Remove from pan and keep warm.
  • In the meantime, gently mix together the ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, milk, allspice, ginger, grated onion, salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties.
  • Melt 2 tbsp butter in skillet over medium heat. Add patties and fry until brown. Flip the patties and brown the other side. Add the water, cover, and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes until cooked through.
  • Serve, topped with the onions and, if you like, the Swedish Cream Sauce, potatoes and pickles.

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  1. oh my holy cannoli. this is over the top insanely delicious!! I doubled the meat portion of the recipe, I used onion powder instead of onion, when round 1 was finished, I reserved the water (now broth) to use in round 2 as I cooked these 4 at a time in my cast iron skillet. Yes, the mixture was soft, but not unworkable. I make what we call salisbury steaks every so often but this method with the braise makes the patties so tender & wonderful. My picky one commented repeatedly on how perfect these were! I also made the Graddas sauce to go with it. I used 2 large Spanish onions. Thank you!! Made for ZWT9, Mike & the Appliance Killers. :)
  2. These are super-flavorful and delicious. I intended to serve them with a cream sauce, as suggested, but they didn't need it. I don't usually like "fillers" in my chopped meat, but this was perfect.
  3. Made for the Scandinavian region of CQ4 & the Happy Camper team – Like most Scandinavians, my Siggi has a “rule” that potatoes are required for every meal, but he takes it 1 step further by adding that onions (& lots of them) are rule #2. For a grd meat meal, I can offer him options like meatloaf, spaghetti, lasagna, Sloppy Joes, etc, but all he wants to see is your recipe on his plate & a fork beside it. Along w/all types of seafood, this is classic “Siggi comfort food”. This is a flavorful easy-fix & he was a “happy camper” at dinner yesterday. Thx for sharing this recipe w/the Quest.
  4. Utterly delicious! I had some difficulties to shape them because they were so wet, and I ended up with four very oddly shaped patties, but the flavour makes you forget all about the looks LOL Like lazyme, I simmered them in some broth (vegetable broth because that's what I happened to have). So moist, not dry like some beef patties. Thanks for sharing!<br/>Made for Family Picks ZWT 9 for The Apron String Travelers
  5. Yummy dinner. As others have already noted, these are pretty wet to deal with without chilling them first. I also used beet broth rather than water for simmering. Simple and good. Thanks for sharing PanNan. Made for ZWT9.


  1. Fresh local beef, fresh local eggs, homemade breadcrumbs, one extra large Walla Walla<br/>onion from our CSA box were used to make these patties. I substituted beef broth instead of water to simmer the patties. Patties were served with your posted Graddsas recipe. Easy and fast to make. We like these patties! PS I only caramelized one large Walla Walla onion for the recipe. The mixture is wet when first prepared but by refrigerating the meat (for at least 30 minutes) makes forming patties much easier. Reviewed for ZWT 9.
  2. The taste is so good. I used onion powder instead of grated onion. The patties were very wet and hard to work with. I put them a few minutes in the fridge. But I was able to have great looking patties LOL Instead of using water, I used beef broth. It added a great taste. Thanks PanNan :) Made for the Zwizzle Chicks of ZWT



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