Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Swedish Meatballs

Here's another family recipe that my family loves. This is comfort food to me. The only thing more comforting is if someone would come and make it for me!

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef, extra lean
1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup Crisco
5 Tbsp. flour
3 cups of beef broth
2 bay leaves
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. fresh parsley for garnish

In a large mixing bowl combine meat, salt, bread crumbs, onion powder, sugar, egg, and water. Form into small meatballs. Fry until brown in Crisco. Remove meatballs onto paper towels. In a deep skillet blend flour and broth until it thickens. Add meatballs, lemon juice and bay leaves. Cook over medium  low heat for 45 min. to 1 hour. Tradionally this can be served over mashed potatoes or egg noodles. We have always used the noodles but since typing this, I have a craving to make them with mashed potatoes! Garnish with parsley and dig in!


tweezle said...

Yummmmmmmm! These look absolutely delicious :) Thanks so much for posting the recipe. I'm printing it out right now and going to try them later this week.