Swedish Meatballs

Appetizers | March 12, 2017 | By


Swedish Meatball Recipe

Let’s get real for a minute.  Who doesn’t love foreign food?  Mexican. Asian. German. French. Italian. The list goes on.  Here in our house we love food that takes our taste buds to another world, and Swedish is no exception, which is why I wanted to share this recipe with you – the classic Swedish meatballs.  The rich flavor of the meat ball paired with the creamy texture of the sauce will make you hungry!  I just ate it and am already wanting more.  The best part is, these are relatively easy to make.  

Swedish Meatballs

It is easy to make the meatballs a little on the dry side, so I want to point out a couple tips that will surely help you make the perfect meat balls.

  1. When measuring out your meatballs, try and use a 1-1.5 inch scoop (I use the one I also measure out my cookie dough with) to ensure that they are all the same size.  When your meatballs are different sizes, the do not cook as evenly and some become a little over cooked and dried out. This recipe should make you about 24 1.5 inch meatballs.
  2. Do not cook your meat balls completely until they are “well done” – you want to make sure they are slightly under the well done mark. Not quite medium-well (like a hamburger) but just a couple minutes before they are completely done.   They will cook a couple minutes when you take the off the heat to the perfect internal temperature.
     
    Swedish Meatballs
    Swedish Meatballs
    Yields 24
    The perfect recipe for those cozy nights or days when you want to entertain.
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    Prep Time
    15 min
    Cook Time
    30 min
    Total Time
    45 min
    Prep Time
    15 min
    Cook Time
    30 min
    Total Time
    45 min
    109 calories
    2 g
    45 g
    7 g
    8 g
    3 g
    68 g
    372 g
    0 g
    0 g
    3 g
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    68g
    Yields
    24
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 109
    Calories from Fat 64
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 7g
    11%
    Saturated Fat 3g
    16%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Cholesterol 45mg
    15%
    Sodium 372mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrates 2g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0g
    1%
    Sugars 0g
    Protein 8g
    Vitamin A
    3%
    Vitamin C
    3%
    Calcium
    3%
    Iron
    5%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Meatballs
    1. 2 pounds lean ground beef
    2. 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    3. 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
    4. 1 tablespoon onion powder
    5. 2 eggs
    6. 1 teaspoon salt
    7. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    8. 6 tablespoons bread or cracker crumbs
    9. 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    Sauce
    1. 2 tablespoons butter
    2. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    3. 2 cups beef broth
    4. 1 cup half and half
    5. 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    6. 1 teaspoon salt
    7. ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
    8. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
    For the Meatballs
    1. Mix all of the ingredients together until the mixture is well combined.
    2. With you scoop, measure out your meatballs so that they are all the same size.
    3. Heat your pan to medium heat and drizzle a little olive oil in the pan to keep the meatballs from sticking.
    4. Cook meatballs for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked. Place on paper towel while you make the sauce.
    For the Sauce
    1. Reduce the heat to medium-low, at the butter to the oil dripping. When butter is melted, whisk in the flour until it has turned golden brown. Slowly add beef broth and cook until thickened, then add in your half and half, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and salt. Continue to stir until well-combined.
    2. Add meatballs back into the skillet and fold until fully covered. Add parsley for garnish.
    Adapted from AddAPinch
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    calories
    109
    fat
    7g
    protein
    8g
    carbs
    2g
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    Adapted from AddAPinch
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