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Dana's Famous Swedish Meatballs

Dana's Famous Swedish Meatballs

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
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Being very into my Swedish heritage, I took it upon myself to learn how to cook the food, among other things. These are my famous Swedish Meatballs. I can never seem to make enough. Serve with lingonberries (cranberries are a good substitute) or with sour cream and beef gravy sauce heated.

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  • Calories:
  • 501 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 36 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 221 mg
  • 74%
  • Sodium:
  • 751 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Scrape into a bowl, and set aside until cool.
  2. Stir the sour cream together with the bread crumbs in a small bowl. In a large bowl, lightly combine the onion, eggs, ground beef, ground pork, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt, and pepper; stir in the sour cream-crumb mixture, and lightly but thoroughly mix until combined. Form the meat mixture into small balls about the size of a walnut.
  3. Melt another 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs, and cook until browned on all sides and no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes.
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Big Mike Gone Small
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Big Mike Gone Small

4/22/2010

I started cooking this for friends who were coming over and things got off to a bad start. DON"T mix the breadcrumbs and sour cream in a separate bowl! In thirty seconds it becomes a hard lump that is impossible to get evenly mixed into the meat without completely overworking it. Cut down on the clove! 1/2 teaspoon is WAY too much. When these are cooking all you'll smell is clove. Not good. Lastly, be prepared to get something on-the-fly to go with these. There is no sauce and the recipe mentions something about beef gravy but there are no instructions for one and the gravy is NOT listed as an ingredient so when you print up the shopping list, the gravy doesn't get included. The taste is nothing but clove. Rather than dumping it out, I quickly saved it by grabbing a jar of heavily flavored spaghetti sauce and boiling up some pasta. Luckily dinner was saved. Hand out dessert right away before someone notices the after taste and send everyone home with your apologies. Look at it this way, you'll never have to cook for your friends again.

Barbara
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Barbara

7/25/2011

My grandmother was from Sweden. She used allspice and nutmeg, white bread crumbs soaked in 1 cup milk and just a little onion. If the meatballs grew larger than 3/4", you had to do them over! When the last meatballs were browning in the pan, she sprinkled a tablespoon of flour over them. Then added 3/4 cup of cream to simmer the meatballs. Made a nice gravy.

MarilynJW
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MarilynJW

6/7/2010

I don't know why you'd use Italian flavored crumbs. We aways used mashed potatoes (no crumbs or sour cream) & less cloves. I've found if you deep-fry them, just 'til lightly browned then place them in a casserole with cream to barely cover. Bake. You'll have a delicious gravy.

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