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Swedish Meatballs

This is definitely a recipe I do not make enough. Swedish meatballs are one of my favorite dishes. This recipe was given to my sister Michele at her bridal shower by Barbara Cavallo, who is her husband’s aunt. She was born an Olson, so yes there is Swedish blood in her. I think the recipe came from another relative, either grandmother or mother. Either way they are delicious. Serve over egg noodles or rice or just eat them by themselves. Remember when making swedish meatballs you need to make them smaller than regular Italian meatballs. They do take some time to make but they are worth it. It’s a nice hearty meal for any time of year.

Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups bread crumbs

2/3 cups  milk

½ cup chopped onion

2 pounds ground beef of your choice (You can mix ground pork and beef also)

2 eggs, beaten

2 teaspoons salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon nutmeg

4 tablespoons butter

4 teaspoons flour

2 cups hot water

1 cup milk

1 cup light cream

2 cubes MBT beef broth

Gravy Master

Fresh Parsley for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a large bowl soak bread crumbs in the milk. Add the onion, beef/pork, salt, pepper and eggs and mix together with hands. Be careful not to overmix.

2. Roll meat into walnut size meatballs and brown in large skillet in the butter. Cook until brown on all sides. When browned remove meatballs from pan and set aside.

3. In the same skillet put a little hot water with the flour. Stir until smooth. Add rest of hot water, light cream, beef broth, nutmeg and milk. Stir until smooth.

4. Place meatballs back into skillet and mix well. Cover skillet and simmer for 15 minutes. Brown with Gravy Master to color. Garnish with parsley.

Serve with egg noodles, rice or pasta of choice.

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Slow Cooker Party Meatballs

Who doesn’t like meatballs? Nobody that I know anyway! These party meatballs are one of the easiest recipes for a party! There is no real cooking involved other than turning on the slow cooker and stirring! If you feel the need to make your own little meatballs be my guest but using the frozen pre-made ones is so simple, especially for a party when prep-time is precious. There are only five ingredients so how hard can it be! They are so good and the guests will love them!

INGREDIENTS:

1 oz. brown gravy, dry mix

¼ cup whole berry cranberry sauce

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 ½ pounds of small frozen meatballs

¼ cup cream (you can leave this out if you like)


DIRECTIONS:

1. In a slow cooker, mix gravy according to package directions. Stir in cranberry sauce and mustard.

2. If using the cream, stir it in now. This adds a nice finish and mellows the flavor.

3. Add frozen meatballs and stir to coat.

4. Cook 3-4 hours on HIGH power or 6-8 hours on LOW.

5. At party time, lift meatballs from gravy and slotted spoon and serve in a dish with toothpicks. OR, for a more casual party, serve meatballs directly from slow cooker. (This is what I usually do as it keeps the meatballs hot.)

6. Eat!

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