Recipes

Swedish Meatballs

The cold weather is here and it’s time for comfort food. Whether you’re cooking a cozy dinner for two, or preparing for a neighborhood pot luck, these Swedish Meatballs will make you a star!

Meatballs

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 large yellow or white onion, peeled, grated or finely diced
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 4-5 slices of bread, torn or cut into pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons salt, more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper

Sauce

  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 quart beef stock
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Salt
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp of Lingonberry, red currant, raspberry or cranberry jelly, (option: serve at the side)

Steps

  1. Sauté grated onion
  2. Soak bread in milk
  3. Mix bread, onions, eggs, meat, & spices
  4. Shape meatballs
  5. Brown meatballs on all sides
  6. Stir flour into melted butter to make roux
  7. Add stock to thin roux for sauce
  8. Add meatballs to sauce
  9. Stir in sour cream and jelly

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