Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is an old, classic recipe for Swedish meatballs. Serve with sautéed vegetables and fresh bread.
- 6 tablespoons butter or 6 tablespoons margarine, divided
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
- 1 cup evaporated milk, divided
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 pinch dried parsley
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
- ground nutmeg, to taste
- Melt 3 tablespoons butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 to 10 minutes, or until tender.
- In a separate medium bowl, combine the bread crumbs with 2 tablespoons of evaporated milk and stir, allowing the crumbs to absorb the milk. Add the ground beef, onion, egg, salt, ground black pepper and parsley to taste. Mix well and form into golf ball sized meatballs.
- Heat remaining butter or margarine in the same skillet over medium to medium-high heat and add the meatballs. Carefully shake the skillet to turn the meatballs, as needed. Sauté for 10 to 15 minutes, or until meatballs are browned on all sides. Transfer the meatballs to a serving platter, reserving the liquid in the skillet.
- Add the flour to the skillet and stir until smooth. Then gradually add the evaporated milk, tomato sauce and nutmeg to taste; again stirring until mixture is warmed, smooth and creamy. Strain over meatballs.
Certainly different than other Swedish meatball recipes I have done! With a bit of patience, this recipe is fun! LOVE the combination,