Dad's Swedish Meatballs Recipe
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Dad's Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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My father used to make these tender meatballs every year for Christmas when I was a kid. Now I carry on the tradition, and everyone still loves them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • DILL CREAM SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill seed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 465 calories, 37 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 175 mg cholesterol, 1146 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef and pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. In a large skillet, cook meatballs in butter in batches until a thermometer reads 160°. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients until blended. Stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with meatballs. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Dad's Swedish Meatballs in Taste of Home October/November 2006, p27

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"I have been making this recipe for several years. It is great for a good family comfort meal. It has so much flavor! I serve mine over thick egg noodles."

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"Looked a long time for swedish meat Balls these are the best I ever made. Definetly will make again. We eat ours over steamed white rice Jean Kulpmont, PA"

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"Great recipe! My family loved the flavor and I love the quickness of making the dinner."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

"These were excellent!!! I too, baked the meatballs instead of frying (350 degree oven for 20 mins, turning once). Will definately be making these again!"

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"Delicious!"

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