Swedish Meatballs

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

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