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December 24, 2019

Swedish Meatballs Recipe

This Swedish meatballs recipe is adapted from “Savoring The Seasons of the Northern Heartland” by Beth Dooley and Lucia Watson

Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed – or 2/3 cup panko
  • 1/4 cup  milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Ricotta cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 c fresh dill cut up with scissors
  • 1 large onion grated or finely chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef – 70-80% fat
  • 1  lb pork

Gravy:

  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Soak bread crumbs in milk (if using Panko mix the remaining ingredients).
  2. Mix with beaten egg, ricotta, spices, dill, onion, ground meat.
  3. Mix with your hands until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Shape meatballs into 1.5 wide (approx a tablespoon meat per scoop).
  5. Bake meatballs on a cookie sheet at 450 for 13 minutes (or until browned).

Gravy:

  • Scrape brown bits from the cookie sheet into a dutch oven with the meat fat.
  • Add the butter.
  • Mix in the flour, stir scraping up all the brown bits until the fat is well incorporated into the fat.
  • Add the stock until everything is incorporated.
  • Add cream.
  • Boil gravy, while continually whisking, until gravy coats the back of a spoon.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.