Swedish Meatballs

This recipe for Swedish Meatballs makes a delicious meal that everyone will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the Gravy
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chooped fresh parsley leaves
  • (Optional) 2011 Sheldrake Point Cabernet Franc, to taste

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground meat, panko, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg and onion; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using a wooden spoon or lean hands, stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch meatballs, forming about 24 meatballs total.
  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil ot the skillet. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides are browned, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 mnute. Gradually whisk in beef broth and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in sour cream; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately. If desired, garnish with parsley.

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