Swedish Meatballs

Cooking for Kids

It is winter here in New Jersey and my Nanny Family is craving some warm comfort food. Pasta is always a comfort food for the little ones and they absolutely love this Swedish meatball recipe we found on the epicurious web site. My Nanny Kids love Swedish meatballs served over wide egg noodles with cooked green beans or carrots on the side.

You Will Need:

1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
2 1/3 cups low-salt beef stock, divided
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 cup minced onion
2 thick slices bacon, minced
1 pound ground beef
3/4 pound ground pork
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sour cream, whisked

What to Do:

1. Mix breadcrumbs and 1/3 cup stock in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer onion to a large bowl.
3. Wipe out pan and return to medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to bowl with onion. (Reserve bacon fat).
4. Add next 8 ingredients to bowl with onion mixture, mixing with your hands to blend.
5. Fold in breadcrumb mixture. Using a 1 tablespoon measure, roll meat mixture into balls and transfer to a rimmed baking sheet.
6. Melt 1 tablespoon butter with reserved bacon fat in a large heavy pot over medium-low heat.
7. Working in 3 batches and adding 1 tablespoon butter between batches, brown meatballs on all sides, about 6-8 minutes per batch.
8. Transfer meatballs to a plate.
9. Drain all but 2 tablespoons drippings from pot. Whisk in flour until smooth paste forms.
10. Stir in 2 cups stock and bring to a simmer, whisking often.
11. Return meatballs to pot. Cover and simmer until meatballs are cooked, 5-6 minutes.
12. Remove from heat, whisk in sour cream, and stir to coat meatballs.


Recipe from: epicurious

Photo by: Stephanie Felzenberg

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