Homemade Swedish Meatballs

Embark on a culinary journey to Sweden with our delectable Swedish Meatballs—a savory delight that combines perfectly seasoned ground beef with a creamy, luscious sauce. These meatballs are a comforting and flavorful classic, whether served as a party appetizer or as a main course with lingonberry sauce and mashed potatoes. With a nod to Swedish tradition, this recipe promises a taste of homey goodness that’s sure to become a family favorite.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Butter or oil for frying

For the Creamy Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Steps:

For the Meatballs:

  1. In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs and milk. Let it sit for a few minutes to soften.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together ground beef, soaked breadcrumbs, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, salt, black pepper, allspice, and nutmeg.
  3. Shape the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.
  4. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter or heat oil.
  5. Fry the meatballs until browned on all sides and cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

For the Creamy Sauce: 6. In the same skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.

  1. Sprinkle flour over the melted butter and whisk to create a roux.
  2. Gradually add beef or vegetable broth, whisking continuously to avoid lumps.
  3. Stir in heavy cream and soy sauce. Allow the sauce to simmer until it thickens.
  4. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.

Assembly: 11. Return the cooked meatballs to the skillet, coating them in the creamy sauce.

  1. Simmer for a few minutes until the meatballs are heated through.
  2. Serve the Swedish Meatballs over mashed potatoes or egg noodles, and garnish with lingonberry sauce if desired.
  3. Enjoy the rich and savory flavors of homemade Swedish Meatballs!

Thank you for reading.

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