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.
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.
- 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.
- 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 Meatballs2017-03-12 16:43:22Yields 24The perfect recipe for those cozy nights or days when you want to entertain.Write a reviewPrep Time15 minCook Time30 minTotal Time45 minPrep Time15 minCook Time30 minTotal Time45 min109 calories2 g45 g7 g8 g3 g68 g372 g0 g0 g3 gNutrition FactsServing Size68gYields24Amount Per ServingCalories 109Calories from Fat 64% Daily Value *Total Fat 7g11%Saturated Fat 3g16%Trans Fat 0gPolyunsaturated Fat 0gMonounsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 45mg15%Sodium 372mg15%Total Carbohydrates 2g1%Dietary Fiber 0g1%Sugars 0gProtein 8gVitamin A3%Vitamin C3%Calcium3%Iron5%* 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
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6 tablespoons bread or cracker crumbs
- 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
For the Meatballs
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup half and half
- 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
For the Sauce
- Mix all of the ingredients together until the mixture is well combined.
- With you scoop, measure out your meatballs so that they are all the same size.
- Heat your pan to medium heat and drizzle a little olive oil in the pan to keep the meatballs from sticking.
- Cook meatballs for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked. Place on paper towel while you make the sauce.
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- 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.
- Add meatballs back into the skillet and fold until fully covered. Add parsley for garnish.