SWEDISH MEATBALLS REVISITED - made healthier, quicker for weeknights and yummier too! ALSO made into a SWEDISH MEATLOAF.
Traditionally this recipe is served with lingonberries - YUMMMMMMY!!
1 Jumbo egg
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 large slice white bread, crusts removed, and bread torn into 1-inch pieces
8 ounces ground pork, double ground
8 ounces ground beef, double ground
1 medium onion, grated or minced
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
Olive Oil, heavy coat
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk egg and cream together in small bowl. Stir in bread and set aside to soak.
- Blend hamburger & pork, onion, nutmeg, allspice, pepper, brown sugar, and salt smooth and uniform.
- Using fork, mash bread mixture until no large dry bread chunks remain.
- Add mixture to beef mixture and blend until well mixed.
- Form 1-inch round meatballs. You'll have about 25-30.
- Bake 20-25 minutes until cooked through.
- At this point you can either complete the recipe or freeze the meatballs for a later weeknight.
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons juice from 1 lemon
Table salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Melt butter over medium high heat.
- Once melted, add flour and cook, stirring constantly with whisk, until flour is light brown.
- Slowly whisk in broth.
- Add brown sugar and bring to simmer.
- Reduce heat to medium and cook until sauce is reduced to about 1 cup, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in cream and return to simmer.
- Add meatballs back to sauce and simmer, turning occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes. If making the meatloaf, at this point pour sauce over the meatloaf and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Stir in lemon juice; season with salt and pepper to taste and serve over noodles.
*I doubled this recipe and also made a "Swedish Loaf" for the freezer that I can then just add the sauce over and bake one evening.