Recipe Box

Swedish Meatballs November 15, 2006

Filed under: main dishes — bonny @ 4:48 pm

1 cup minced onion

2 tablespoons butter

1 egg

½ cup milk

½ cup fresh breadcrumbs

1 ¼ teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon sugar

½ teaspoon ground allspice½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 pound ground beef

½ pound ground pork

1 tablespoon butter (optional)

3 tablespoons flour

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

Dash pepper

1 cup water

¾ cup half and half

Sauté onion in 2 tablespoons butter.  In bowl combine egg, milk, crumbs and seasonings.  Add meat and sautéed onions; mix until well blended.  Shape into 1 ¼ inch balls.  Place in two lightly buttered 9×13-inch baking pans.  Bake in a 350 F oven until lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. 

Transfer meatballs to ovenproof serving dish or casserole.  Scrape fat drippings from baking pans into saucepan.  Add 1 tablespoon butter if necessary.  Stir in flour, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper.  Gradually add water and half and half; stir over low heat until mixture comes to a boil; boil and stir 1 minute.  Pour gravy over meatballs.  Bake uncovered, in a preheated 325 F oven 20 to 25 minutes.   

Tip:  If made ahead and refrigerated, allow 15 to 20 minutes extra baking time.



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