Tasty Tuesday: Svenska Köttbullar (Swedish Meatballs)

swedish meatballs with lingonberry jam & mashe...

swedish meatballs with lingonberry jam & mashed potatoes @ IKEA Restaurant (Photo credit: revrev)

Swedish Meat Balls by Linda from the Scandinavian American Mailing List
I never met my Swedish Great Grandmother. My Finnish family always enjoyed making Swedish Meatballs for a family gathering. So here goes:
Meat Mixture:                                                         
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped onions
  • 2 Tbsp. margarine or butter
  • 1 cup half & half or beef stock
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. cold water
 Combine meat mixture ingredients; beat with a fork and shape into meatballs (small ones about 40 or 50) Heat margarine in large skillet over moderate heat. Brown meat balls on one side about 2 minutes; turn and brown on the other. Reduce heat to low and cover pan. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove meatballs, pour off fat. Add half & half or beef stock. Blend cornstarch and water. Add to pan. Stir over moderate heat until mixture comes to a boil. Taste and if necessary, add salt and pepper. Serve gravy with meatballs.   Makes 4 servings.

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