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Swedish Meatballs

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Swedish Meatballs

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  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 white onion (or large yellow, peeled, grated, use the large holes of a box cheese grater)
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 5 slices bread (crusts removed, bread cut into pieces)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg (freshly)
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 qt. beef stock
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • salt
  • 4 Tbsp. lingonberry (red currant, raspberry or cranberry jelly, less or more to taste, optional)
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    Calories530Calories from Fat340
    Total Fat38g58%
    Saturated Fat18g90%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat340
    Total Carbohydrate15g5%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Jess 7 days ago
    This turned out great. I will definitely make it again.
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    Renata Windham 4 months ago
    They taste great, making them took alot longer than I thought it would.
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    Pikus 4 months ago
    Excellent! I used pre made meatballs but the sauce was good! I served it over mashed potatoes. Quick and easy! I’ll be making this again!
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    Gloria 4 months ago
    The roux was perfect and the meatballs were taste excellent recipe
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    Hahn 6 months ago
    Perfect, ratio on rue is perfect also , transferable.
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    michelle 6 months ago
    omg, this was the best recipe ever, i just added turkey meatballs instead of beef and pork. i will make this again 👍😀👍👍
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    Becky Christensen 8 months ago
    Awesome love the cardamom. I added some garlic
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    Trish McBride 8 months ago
    It was super easy and so delicious!
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    Colin 10 months ago
    Yummmm. Added mushrooms. Would definitely recommend this.
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    Darrell Williams a year ago
    Wonderfully I prepared it in the oven and it came out great. I grated a little fresh Parmesan. Wow!
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    Seabetony a year ago
    Excellent!! Used whole cream in lieu of sour cream, and added a few extra spices!
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    papa franku a year ago
    Amazing! The sauce was so good. Lingonberry jam added great tangy flavor.
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    Moir a year ago
    Very tasty, easy to make and exactly as I thought it should taste 👌🏻
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    It was delicious I would make it again
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    stellarmushi a year ago
    would make again! i went ahead and doubled the recipe bc it didnt make very much. canned cranberry sauce worked well if a bit annoying to melt down. edit: do yourself a favor and bake these instead of pan frying. youre not saving the drippings and they fall apart in the frying pan.
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    Kristy a year ago
    Very yummy meatballs and sauce. Time consuming, but worth the effort.
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    Kelly Wilson 2 years ago
    It was very good we will make it again
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    Kim Foote 2 years ago
    Yummy!! Never knew jelly was in Swedish meatballs!!
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    Mintun 2 years ago
    Wonderful and simple
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    Stacey 2 years ago
    The meatballs were good. The recipe was easy to follow and made a good amount. For me, this recipe didn’t contain the flavors I remember Swedish meatballs having.
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    Ridge Carpenter 2 years ago
    Wow, The lingonberry added a whole new flavor I have never tasted before! We had the meatballs served on top of mashed potatoes. Saving this recipe for sure. So good!!
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    Tony 2 years ago
    Excellent. Isubstituted with buttermilk and sourdough bread for extra zing.
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    sue nelson 2 years ago
    Just doesn’t taste right to me
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    Weinert 2 years ago
    Unbelievably delicious! I made with ground venison and as someone who doesn’t like venison- this recipe made me love it! I used red onion, didn’t add any of the berry sauce, and I substituted the nutmeg and cardamom with onion salt and garlic powder. Turned out terrific! I seriously can’t give this recipe enough stars!!!
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    Bodnar 3 years ago
    Very nice I enjoyed the cardamom flavor
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    Glatzy 3 years ago
    Tasty! Made as per the recipe and took to an AFL grand final party and they all went in quick time!
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    Ioan D. 3 years ago
    I use this to impress my friends all the time.
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    Panda 3 years ago
    I omitted the cardemom and used a combo of beef, pork and veal. These were so good! Using bread soaked in milk instead of breadcrumbs made all the difference in the world!
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    Collins 3 years ago
    Excellent. No additional words needed.
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    Kevin Forma 3 years ago
    Fairly easy, but too much cardamom and the gravy was lacking something. we are moving on to a different recipe