Swedish Meatballs

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  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup Hood® Heavy Cream, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 8 oz. 95% lean ground beef
  • 8 oz. ground pork
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. dill, chopped
  • Pickled shallots, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh red currants, for garnish (optional)
  • Dill sprigs, for garnish (optional)


  • STEP 1

    In a large bowl, combine egg, breadcrumbs, ¼ cup of cream, salt, black pepper, allspice, nutmeg, and onion. Let sit for 10 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Add ground pork and beef and mix by hand until just combined. Form the meat mixture into1-inch round meatballs.

  • STEP 3

    Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add meatballs to the pan one at a time and roll gently, browning on all sides. Remove meatballs from the pan and drain fat from the pan.

  • STEP 4

    Using the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir with a wooden spoon until light blond in color.

  • STEP 5

    Add in half of the beef stock, whisking until smooth. Add remaining beef stock and ½ cup cream and continue to whisk until smooth. Add Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard and whisk.

  • STEP 6

    Continue stirring until mixture comes to a simmer. Add the meatballs and simmer 5 minutes. Add parsley and dill and toss to combine.

  • STEP 7

    To serve, place meatballs and sauce in a large bowl and garnish with pickled shallots, dill, and fresh red currants, if desired.

Per serving: Calories: 288, Carbohydrate: 6 grams, Fat: 22 grams, Saturated fat: 10 grams, Protein: 16 grams, Cholesterol: 107 milligrams, Sodium: 540 milligrams, Calcium: 20 milligrams.

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