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    Swedish Meatball Sauce

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    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    CHEF GRPA's Note:

    This quick and easy savory sauce turns heat-and-eat meatballs into tonight's main attraction. Serve on a bed of pasta or rice and a side salad, and dinner is ready in no time.

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      1. Whisk together the beef stock, heavy cream, flour, soy sauce, black pepper, and rosemary in a large saucepan until smooth. Cook and stir over low heat until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the meatballs, and continue cooking until meatballs are heated through, about 5 more minutes.
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      2. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain; toss with butter. Serve with meatball mixture; sprinkle with parsley.
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      *My Meatballs: 1. Combine beef, veal, and pork in a large bowl. Add garlic, eggs, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.
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      2. Blend bread crumbs into meat mixture. Slowly add the water 1/2 cup at a time. The mixture should be very moist but still hold its shape if rolled into meatballs. (I usually use about 1 1/4 cups of water). Shape into meatballs.
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      3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Fry meatballs in batches. When the meatball is very brown and slightly crisp remove from the heat and drain on a paper towel. (If your mixture is too wet, cover the meatballs while they are cooking so that they hold their shape better.).
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      My Note: I used 1/2 skim milk and 1/2 cream so it wasn't so heavy and it turned out great! BUT IF LIKE TO HAVE A GRAVY: see be low.
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      For a Gravy Ingredients:
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      4 tablespoons unsalted butter.
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      4 tablespoons flour.
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      2 1/2 cups beef broth.
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      1 tablespoon Worcestershire.
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      1/2 cup sour cream.
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      1/8 teaspoon allspice.
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      salt/cracked black pepper, to taste.
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      Gravy Directions:.
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      1). In a large skillet, melt butter on medium heat.
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      2). Whisk in the flour slowly and cook until smooth and slightly darkened.
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      3). Add the beef broth, allspice, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a simmer.
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      4). Reduce the heat to medium low and stir until gravy thickens.
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      5). Stir in sour cream, mix well, and serve warm on top of meatballs.
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      UPDATE: I used lean beef so had to melt butter in the pan to make the gravy. The flavor was wonderful. I skipped the noodles and used them as a hors d'oeuvre. I made the meatballs ahead of time and froze them so I had them ready to go when I made the recipe the following week. Used ground sirloin to cut down on fat. Next time I will need to add melted butter with flour to make the roux because it lumped up and I had to use my emulsifier to get the lumps out. Didn't have fat from the meat (can't add cold liquid to flour).
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      Sometime I used at meatloaf mix (beef/pork/veal), and added 2 TBSP of parmesan cheese and 2 tsp crushed garlic for extra flavor. Baked them according to the recipe then put them in a pot of sauce to simmer for a couple hours. That me!

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    Nutritional Facts for Swedish Meatball Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (564 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1604.2
    Calories from Fat 1051
    Total Fat 116.8 g
    Saturated Fat 40.3 g
    Cholesterol 410.4 mg
    Sodium 833.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 89.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    Sugars 2.6 g
    Protein 49.8 g

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