Friday, June 4, 2010

Swedish Meatballs Recipe

My mother was descended from Scandinavian immigrants and had inherited recipes that have been handed down through the generations. I've taken her recipe and made it my own.

2 pounds ground lean ground beef
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk or cream
3 slices of torn up bread (you can also use store bought bread crumbs)
Salt & pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup finely chopped onion (my dh HATES onions and these are still good without it)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth
   1 cup half-and-half or light cream 

Combine bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper, nutmeg and 3/4 cup milk in a large mixing bowl. 
Let milk soak into crumbs for a few minutes. Gently stir in ground beef until well blended; form into balls about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. 
Brown meatballs in butter in a large skillet; remove with a slotted spoon to a 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of drippings; stir flour into drippings. 
Cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Stir in beef broth and cream. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and boils for a minute. 
Pour over Swedish meatballs in baking dish. Bake Swedish meatballs at 325° for 35 to 45 minutes. Swedish meatball recipe serves 6.

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