Swedish Meatballs

Stir baked meatballs into a rich cream sauce for this classic meatball recipe. Serve over noodles or with mashed potatoes.



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Ingredients
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    1 1/2  cups 
    soft bread crumbs
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    2/3  cup 
    half-and-half, light cream, or milk
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    slightly beaten egg
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    1/2  cup 
    finely chopped onion
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    1/4  cup 
    finely snipped parsley
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    ground ginger
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    ground nutmeg
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    3/4  pound 
    lean ground beef
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    1/2  pound 
    ground veal
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    1/4  pound 
    ground pork
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    2   tablespoons 
    margarine or butter
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    2   tablespoons 
    all-purpose flour
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    2/3  cup 
    half-and-half, light cream, or milk
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    1 1/4  cups 
    water
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    1   teaspoon 
    instant beef bouillon granules
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    instant coffee crystals

Directions
1.
In a mixing bowl soak the bread crumbs in 2/3 cup half-and-half for 5 minutes. Add egg, onion, parsley, salt, ginger, and nutmeg. Add ground meats; mix well. Shape into 1- to 1-1/4-inch meatballs.
2.
In an ungreased shallow baking pan bake meatballs in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. Drain well on paper towels.
3.
Meanwhile, melt margarine or butter in a large skillet. Stir in flour. Stir in the remaining half-and-half, the water, bouillon granules, and coffee crystals. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add meatballs to skillet and heat through, about 1 minute. Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 270, Fat, total (g) 16, chol. (mg) 110, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 9, pro. (g) 21, sodium (mg) 399, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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