Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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


Submitted by marimuse

Makes 10 servings



Modified version of a classic Swedish meatballs recipe.

Recipe Ingredients for Swedish Meatballs

2 slices wheat bread
1/4 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound ground pork
2 large eggs
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 stock
1/4 cup plain yogurt

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, add 1/2 tablespoon of the oil. 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 or a large mixing bowl, 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 oil 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 yogurt 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 203.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
227
Calories from Fat
77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.6g
13%
Saturated Fat
2.5g
13%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
116mg
39%
Sodium
571mg
24%
Potassium
478mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
6.2g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
29.4g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 5% Iron 15%
* 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 cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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