Swedish Meatballs

Here is the recipe I used for Swedish Meatballs for tonight's supper:

2 lbs ground beef (Or you can use half beef and half pork)
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Minced onion to taste
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup bread crumbs

I used homemade whole wheat bread and ran it through the food processer and then added all the other ingredients and finally the ground beef until thoroughly mixed.

Form into meatballs and fry in skillet until done.

White Sauce:

2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup half and half or cream
1/2 cup water or beef broth (may be made from bouillon)

Add the flour to the butter in a saucepan, mix thoroughly, turn on heat to low heat. Add the water or broth to the butter/flour base in the saucepan and mix thoroughly. Turn up the heat and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low, and add the half and half or cream slowly. Simmer until a good consistency.

You can serve as is or add 1/2 cup sour cream and mix well.

Comments

Swedish meat balls, mmm. I spent the last half of my childhood in Astoria, OR, lots of Scandinavian immigrants. I look at your recipe and my imagination takes me back to the little Lutheran church kitchen, smelling of meatballs and other delicious potluck dishes.
Isn't funny how certain foods take us back to childhood and/or bring back certain memories!