Swedish meatballs are probably one of the best-known Swedish cooking specialties. IKEA made Swedish meatballs popular in this country and I am very grateful. There are so many different version of Swedish meatball, depending on the region the recipe came from and of course personal tastes. I must have read twenty recipes for Swedish Meatballs before deciding on this particular combination of ingredients.
1 lb ground pork
1 lb ground beef
1 slice of wheat bread
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
salt, black ground pepper
3 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup flour, for rolling the meatballs
3 tbs butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups beef broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tbs minced fresh dill weed
Preheat the large skillet on medium heat and add the oil.
1. In a deep dish, place the slice of bread and pour the milk over it. Set aside
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, chopped onion, egg, nutmeg, allspice, salt and pepper.
3. Squeeze most of the milk out of the bread and crumble it into the meat
4. Mix all very well until completely combined
5. Dust your hands with flour, scoop out the meat with soup spoon and roll the meatballs (about 1 inch size meatballs). Keep lightly dusting with flour while rolling the meat into the ball.
6. Add the meatballs into the hot skillet. Cook covered on medium heat until completely cooked flipping half way through.
7. Take out the meatballs and save the meat juice. I used the juice from the meatballs in the sauce
8. Heat the butter in the skillet that you used for meatballs over medium heat
9. Add the flour and whisk to form a roux
10. Add the meatball meat juice slowly while stirring constantly.
11. Slowly add the beef stock, do not stop stirring. Whisk until smooth.
12. Add the salt, pepper, heavy cream and sour cream. Whisk until combined. Bring to boil (still on medium) and and add the minced dill weed.
13. Add the meatballs to the sauce. Cook together for about 5-7 minutes.
~Can be served with pasta, roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes.
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