Swedish Meatballs

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Every society has some version of meatballs as it was a way that early and traditional cultures preserved their meat (for winter, or against other spoilage). So the concept of adding spices and other ingredients to keep the meat fresh is a very old one. These Swedish Meatballs are a much more contemporary twist on an ancient practice that is simply delicious, and a great change from tomato based or sweet and sour meatballs (all of which are, of course, still fabulous).

Meatballs that are really good take a bit of time to come together, and this recipe is no exception to that general guide line. Still, it is worth the bit of extra time you will need to blend and cook the meatballs and make the gravy before popping these little lovelies in to the oven. A couple of creative twists make these meatballs very special. First, two kinds of meat, both beef and pork, are used. Pork adds almost a lightly sweet flavor to the beef, gentling the flavor of that meat, and also makes the meat more tender to the bite. Second, the spicing includes things such as nutmeg and allspice, among others. These spices add a very special taste to meat, and are ones you could play with, when you make other meat based dishes. Together, these two components to the dish will have people saying “ooh” and “ah” as they gobble up as many meatballs as you will allow them! So double this recipe.

The sauce is made with beef broth and cream. That means it will cook down to a rich and thick sauce in the oven as the meatballs finish cooking. This dish will serve beautifully with potatoes or noodles, and even rice (choose brown, which will work better in terms of the rich flavors). Enjoy this dish soon. Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, The Beach House Kitchen, by following the link below.

Nutrition Facts for: Swedish Meatballs From The Beach House Kitchen
Ingredients: Butter, yellow onion, kosher salt, ground black pepper, nutmeg, garlic cloves, milk, panko bread crumbs, ground beef, ground pork, eggs, olive oil, all-purpose flour beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, heavy cream.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 660, Calories from Fat 339, Total Fat 37.7g 58%, Saturated Fat 17.1g 86%, Cholesterol 241mg 80%, Sodium 1778mg 74%, Potassium 869mg 25%, Carbohydrates 25.9g 9%, Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%, Sugars 4.1g, Protein 52.5g, Vitamin A 17%, Vitamin C 7%, Calcium 12%,Iron 96%

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