Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy Swedish Meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Swedish Meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by splangie

Makes 6 servings



From Good Eats: Great Balls of Meat

Recipe Ingredients for Swedish Meatballs

2 slices fresh white bread
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons clarified butter, divided
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 pound ground beef
3/4 pound ground pork
2 large egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups beef broth
1/4 cup heavy cream

Recipe Directions for Swedish Meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

  2. Tear the bread into pieces and place in a small mixing bowl along with the milk. Set aside.

  3. In a 12-inch straight sided saute pan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and sweat until the onions are soft. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the bread and milk mixture, ground chuck, pork, egg yolks, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, black pepper, allspice, nutmeg, and onions. Beat on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes.

  5. Using a scale, weigh meatballs into 1-ounce portions and place on a sheet pan. Using your hands, shape the meatballs into rounds.

  6. Heat the remaining butter in the saute pan over medium-low heat, or in an electric skillet set to 250 degrees F. Add the meatballs and saute until golden brown on all sides, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the meatballs to an ovenproof dish using a slotted spoon and place in the warmed oven.

  7. Once all of the meatballs are cooked, decrease the heat to low and add the flour to the pan or skillet. Whisk until lightly browned, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually add the beef stock and whisk until sauce begins to thicken. Add the cream and continue to cook until the gravy reaches the desired consistency. Remove the meatballs from the oven, cover with the gravy and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 280.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
329
Calories from Fat
141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.7g
24%
Saturated Fat
7.7g
39%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
185mg
62%
Sodium
869mg
36%
Potassium
623mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
7.8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
36.7g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 5% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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