Swedish Meatballs

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Suzanne Larsen

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@AzieDoozie

When I lived in Ankeny, Iowa, we used to go north a few miles to a restaurant called "The Fjord." They served wonderful Scandinavian food. One of my favorites was Swedish Meatballs. My mom learned to make this wonderful dish, and they were often seen at our church potlucks.

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Serves:
Several
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

MEATBALLS

1 lb
ground beef
1 lb
ground pork
1
onion, large, chopped
2 c
cracker crumbs (saltines)
2 c
milk
1/4 tsp
allspice, ground
1/2 tsp
cloves, ground
salt and pepper

SWEDISH MEATBALL SAUCE

2 c
brown sugar
1 c
vinegar, white or cider
1 c
water
2 tsp
mustard, dry

How to Make Swedish Meatballs

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, ground pork, chopped onion, cracker crumbs, allspice and cloves.
  • 3Once all those ingredients are mixed, slowly add in the milk (it's easiest to this part with your hands...I wear latex gloves).
  • 4Add a few shakes of salt and pepper.
  • 5Using a tablespoon, roll the meat mixture into balls about the size of large walnuts.
  • 6Place the meatballs in a 9x13 pan.
  • 7Make the sauce:
    In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, water and mustard.
  • 8Over medium heat, bring the ingredients to a boil.
  • 9Pour the sauce over the meatballs.
  • 10Bake the meatballs for one hour.
  • 11If you wish, you can make a lot of meatballs and just use what you need without adding the sauce to all of them. Next, you can freeze the remaining un-sauced meatballs, and next time you want to use them, simply thaw them and make more sauce. Pour the sauce over the thawed meatballs and bake at 350 for one hour as above.

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About Swedish Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Scandinavian
Other Tag: Heirloom