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Swedish Meatballs

Swedish MeatballsTender and aromatic meatballs, a creamy dilled sauce and ribbon noodles are a quintessential Swedish dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup water
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons dry instant nonfat dry milk
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups beef broth
1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed*
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 (16-ounce) package noodles, cooked and drained for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Meatballs: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix all meatball ingredients lightly but thoroughly in medium bowl. Shape into 2-inch balls. Place in jelly-roll pan.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain; reserve fat drippings. Keep meatballs warm.
  4. For Gravy: Combine 1/2 cup fat drippings from meatballs (adding vegetable oil to make 1/2 cup) and flour in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in broth, evaporated milk, dill and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly. Add meatballs to sauce; stir.
  5. Serve over hot noodles.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.