Authentic Swedish Meatballs

Helaine Ferebee Recipe

By Helaine Ferebee nytehowl

This is my Nana's recipe for Swedish meatballs, which we have for Christmas Eve dinner, traditionally with peas, boiled potatoes and white gravy, and tomato aspic. It has been passed down for 4 generations and it is *authentically* Swedish as my Nana was 100% Swede!

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
4-6 people
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1 lb
lean ground pork
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1 lb
lean ground beef
2 medium
2/3 c
crushed cracker crumbs
1 small
onion, minced finely
1 c
half and half
1/2 tsp
ground pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
allspice, ground
1 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly until smooth and fully incorporated.
Cover the mixture and let sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up.
After the mixture is firm, roll into meatballs. Fry in batches so that all sides are browned. When all the meatballs are browned, place all the meatballs back into the pan with 1/2 cup of water. Cover and steam for 5 minutes.
Serve with white cream gravy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pork
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Swedish
Other Tag: Heirloom