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SWEDISH MEATBALLS: THIS IS WHAT we HAD FOR DINNER TONIGHT. I used a lean beef tonight.


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  • Meatballs:

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fine salt

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs

  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 pound ground beef chuck

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • Gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 1/4 cups beef broth

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • cooking spray

 
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  • PREP

    30 mins

  • COOK

    35 mins

  • READY IN

    2 hrs 5 mins

Directions

 
  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in butter until onion begins to turn translucent, about 6 minutes.
  2. Transfer onion mixture to a large bowl. Add milk, eggs, bread crumbs, black pepper, nutmeg, allspice, and cayenne pepper to the breadcrumb mixture; stir to combine.
  3. Mix beef and pork into the bread crumb mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat; whisk flour into butter and cook until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Slowly whisk beef broth into butter mixture.
  5. Increase heat to medium-high, whisk cream into mixture and bring to a simmer. Stir sugar and Worcestershire sauce into gravy. Simmer until slightly thickened, 6 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat foil with cooking spray.
  7. Roll 2 to 3 tablespoons meatball mixture into a ball using wet hands; repeat with remaining meatball mixture. Place meatballs on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  9. Transfer meatballs to the gravy and cook over medium-low heat until warmed through, about 5 minutes.
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Author: findmeinfloridaagain

I am a middle aged lady who is married 16 years. I grew up here in the Tampa Bay area. I am from NYC and LongIsland. I met my Chicago husband here. We have many adventures here and consider most viewpoints and love dialogue on all topics. Dialogue brings understanding and understanding brings hope.

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