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Swedish Meatballs

YIELD Makes 5 to 6 servings


1‑1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
1 small onion, chopped
1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
1‑1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup beef broth
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


  1. Combine bread crumbs and cream in small bowl; mix well. Let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
  3. Combine beef, pork, bread crumb mixture, onion, 2 tablespoons parsley, salt, allspice and pepper in large bowl; mix well. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Pat meat mixture into 1-inch-thick square on cutting board. Cut into 36 squares. Shape each square into ball.* Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs. Cook 10 minutes or until browned on all sides and no longer pink in centers. Remove meatballs; drain on paper towels.

    *Meatballs can be frozen at this point. To freeze, place meatballs on cookie sheet or shallow pan; place in freezer 30 minutes to firm slightly. Remove from freezer; place in freezer food storage bag and freeze completely. To prepare, thaw meatballs in refrigerator, then proceed as directed.

  5. Drain drippings from skillet; discard. Pour broth into skillet. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring frequently and scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat to low.
  6. Combine sour cream and flour in small bowl; mix well. Stir sour cream mixture into skillet; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not boil. Add meatballs; cook 5 minutes more. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley.
Serve these meatballs with mashed potatoes, boiled red potatoes or broad egg noodles.
This recipe appears in: European
Serving Size: 5 to 6 servings
Sodium 1062 mg
Protein 26 g
Fiber 2 g
Carbohydrate 25 g
Cholesterol 161 mg
Saturated Fat 24 g
Total Fat 48 g
Calories from Fat 68 %
Calories 643
Fat 7
Meat 2
Starch 2
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