Dana's Famous Swedish Meatballs

Dana's Famous Swedish Meatballs

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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."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 501 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 36 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 208 mg
  • 69%
  • Sodium:
  • 751 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • If you are going to double this recipe, I found that doubling the eggs makes it too gooey. Stick with just 2 eggs.
  • If you don't feel like standing over the stove, put meatballs in a baking dish with a little oil and water and cook at 350 F for 1 hour.
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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 t...

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! Wh...

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 t...