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    Swedish Meatballs

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    Twiggyann's Note:

    I love this version of Swedish Meatballs. I have no idea how "authentic" it is, but I enjoy it. Instead of using half-and-half I usually use all milk but the half-and-half will make a creamier sauce. You can substitute ground turkey or chicken for half the ground beef, but I wouldn't substitute it for more than half the ground beef because you want the drippings for making the gravy. I normally serve this over mashed potatoes.

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 1
      Put bread crumbs and 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl and set aside until milk is absorbed.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, mix ground beef, egg, onion, salt, pepper, allspice and the bread crumbs. Mix well.
    3. 3
      Form the meat mixture into meatballs about 1 inch in diameter.
    4. 4
      Melt butter in a large frying pan.
    5. 5
      Brown meatballs about 10 to 15 at a time, removing them to a large bowl as they are done.
    6. 6
      When all meatballs are browned, remove pan from heat.
    7. 7
      Add flour all at once to the drippings stirring with a wooden spoon until smooth.
    8. 8
      Add 3/4 cup of boiling water and a bouillon cube stirring constantly.
    9. 9
      Return frying pan to medium heat. Stir until bouillon cube is dissolved.
    10. 10
      Add cream and 1/2 cup of milk.
    11. 11
      Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly and cook three minutes longer until sauce is thick and smooth.
    12. 12
      Return meatballs to the skillet and warm through, tossing to coat.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 20, 2010


      Its like IKEA in my house tonight! I loved this recipe. I used frozen meatballs and added half of a cup of sour cream and two tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, onion and garlic powder. I think the WS really made the sauce flavorful.

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    • on October 18, 2009


      This was good, but it needed more allspice and more half and half.

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    • on April 07, 2009


      Perfect swedish meatball recipe. Easy, fast and perfect. The only thing I did differently was double the sauce, and sprinkle in flour instead of dumping it all in at once. I made these in an electric skillet, which worked really well for varying temperatures. I will look no further for the perfect recipe. BF flipped for these.

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    Nutritional Facts for Swedish Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (282 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 454.7
    Calories from Fat 270
    Total Fat 30.0 g
    Saturated Fat 14.1 g
    Cholesterol 162.9 mg
    Sodium 1293.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 27.5 g

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