Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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Stacey Vadas

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@savadas

Well, I posted the Italian version, so being a Minnesotan who transplanted to Indiana, I'd better post the Swedish recipe as well. Obviously this is not a heart-healthy recipe, so it's not one I make too often. But it is a wonderfully traditional comfort food! I'll get a picture of this up as soon as I make these again!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
5-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 tsp
butter
1/2 c
finely chopped onion
1 c
water
3 slice
bread
1 lb
lean ground beef
1/2 lb
ground pork
1 tsp
nutmeg
3/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground white pepper
flour
2 Tbsp
butter
3
beef bouillon, cubes
2 1/2 c
boiling water
1 c
cream
3 Tbsp
flour
chopped fresh parsley

How to Make Swedish Meatballs

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat 2 tablespoons butter until melted. Add onion and cook until tender. Remove from heat.
  • 2Pour the 1 cup water over bread. Let stand 5 minutes. Squeeze water from bread and crumble into a bowl.
  • 3Add onion, ground beef, ground pork, nutmeg, salt and pepper to crumbled bread. Mix until combined. Shape into meatballs.
  • 4Roll meatballs in flour and brown in remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Remove from skillet.
  • 5Pour 2-1/2 cups water into skillet and heat to boiling. Turn down heat and add bouillon cubes, stirring until cubes dissolve.
  • 6Return meatballs to skillet. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 to 45 minutes.
  • 7Remove meatballs from skillet. Reduce meat juices to one cup (by boiling).
  • 8Place cream and 3 tablespoons flour in a bowl and whisk until blended. Add to juices in skillet. Cook until thickened.
  • 9Return meatballs to skillet and heat 10 to 15 minutes. Serve over buttered egg noodles and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

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About Swedish Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Swedish