Swedish Meatballs With Rich Gravy

Swedish Meatballs with Rich Gravy 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Swedish Meatballs with Rich Gravy 150

No Nordic holiday spread is complete without meatballs. Preparing them a day ahead means you'll have very little to do at the last minute and can enjoy the party right along with your guests.

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 onion grated
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb lean ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon vegetabIe oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sodium-reduced beef broth
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 1/4 cup lingonberry jelly
  • 1/4 cup red currant jelly

Method

In large bowl, stir together bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg, salt, allspice and pepper. Stir in beef and pork until well combined.

Form by rounded tablespoonfuls into 36 balls. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate on lined baking sheet for up to 24 hours.)

In large skillet, heat oil with butter over medium heat; cook meatballs, in batches and turning often, until golden and digital rapid read thermometer inserted into centre of several balls reads 160°F (71°C), 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to plate.

Drain all but 2 tbsp fat from skillet. Stir in flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in broth and 1/2 cup water; boil, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Stir in cream and jelly; boil, stirring, for 1 minute.

Return meatballs and any juices to skillet; simmer for 3 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Sodium 453 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 135.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 328 mg
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 161.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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