Authentic Swedish Meatballs

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Serves: 4-6 people
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 lb lean ground pork
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1 lb lean ground beef
2 medium eggs
2/3 c crushed cracker crumbs
1 small onion, minced finely
1 c half and half
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp mace
1 tsp allspice, ground
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp sugar

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Helaine Ferebee Recipe
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Desert Hot Springs, CA (pop. 25,938)
Member Since Mar 2011
Helaine's notes for this recipe:
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!
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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.

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user Helaine Ferebee nytehowl - Mar 24, 2011
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user Loretta Jasper shadowbaddo - Dec 4, 2011
Thank you for sharing your recipe...I had Swedish Meatballs at a friend's place, and they were so delicious....I very happy to get this recipe, I'll be making these frequently...thanks again...
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Apr 28, 2012
Helaine, this is a great recipe - you should enter it in the "Heirloom Recipe Contest". A sure winner in my opinion. Thanks for sharing this great recipe, I have added it to my recipe box. Hugs, my friend.
user georgia gildersleeve gegi - Jun 12, 2012
yes! yes! Iam 73yrs. My grandmother made these! Good recipe

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