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Swedish Meatballs with Rich Gravy
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Swedish Meatballs With Rich Gravy

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.

By Rheanna Kish and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2011

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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  • Prep time 50 minutes
  • Total time 50 minutes
  • Portion size 10 to 12


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfresh bread crumbs
  • 1 1oniononions, grated
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspmilk
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspallspice
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1 lb 1lblean ground beef
  • 1 lb 1lblean ground pork
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetabIe oil
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbutter
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspall-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1cupsodium-reduced beef broth
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwhipping cream, (35%)
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuplingonberry jelly or red currant jelly
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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 Information Per each of 8 servings: about

cal 135 pro 2g total fat 5g sat. fat 3g
carb 23g fibre 3g chol 11mg sodium 453mg
potassium 328mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 6 vit A 161 vit C 25
folate 4
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