Sweden has been open to the culinary influences of other countries for centuries. The 1800’s were largely influenced by Britain. Today’s dish, Kalops, comes from the English word “collops” meaning slices or pieces of beef. It has remained a well-known and well-loved dish in Sweden for nearly 200 years.
Kalops is a traditional Swedish beef stew that is slowly cooked with vegetables and spices, most notably allspice berries which gives it its distinct flavor. Traditionally it is always served with potatoes and red pickled beets. Delicious and belly-warming, this is the perfect comfort food for a cold Winter’s evening.
This comes by way of request from Danny and Theresa Hjelm. They requested something Swedish that wasn’t meatballs. Danny and Theresa, I made you some Kalops – you’re going to love this! Now it’s your turn to recreate it in YOUR kitchen!