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Swedish Meatballs with Cream Gravy
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These Swedish Meatballs are the perfect winter meal thanks to warm spices and a heavenly cream sauce. -@themodernproper

Recipe

Prep time 8mins
Cook time 20mins
Yield: Serves or Makes 35
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For the Meatballs

ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup onion, grated (about 1 medium onion)
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup panko
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Cream Gravy

ingredients

For serving:

ingredients

  • Mashed Potatoes or Cooked Egg Noodles, (optional), for serving
  • Steamed Veggies (optional), for serving
  • Lingonberry Jam (optional), for serving

Method

  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, mix the beef, pork, parsley, allspice, nutmeg, grated onion, salt, pepper, garlic, panko, and eggs until combined.

  • Step 2

    Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, measure out the meat mixture into roughly 35 (1.5 inch) balls.

  • Step 3

    In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add ½ of the meatballs and cook until browned on all sides. This takes about 5 minutes. Set aside.

  • Step 4

    When all of the meatballs are browned, pour off any excess grease in the pan, into a heatproof vessel. Lower the heat to medium and add the butter to the pan. When the butter begins to bubble, sprinkle in the flour and cook for 1 minute.

  • Step 5

    Add the beef broth to the pan a little at a time. Whisk the gravy until the broth is all incorporated. Add the salt, pepper, lemon juice, allspice and nutmeg. Whisk a few more times. Slowly add the cream.

  • Step 6

    Once the gravy begins to simmer, add the meatballs back into the pan. Simmer until the gravy has thickened up a bit and the meatballs are cooked all the way through, about 8-10 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Serve warm over mashed potatoes or egg noodles, alongside steamed veggies and lingonberry jam.

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