6.10.08

SWEDISH MEATBALLS (K├Âttbullar)



Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs, about 3 slices bread
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 10 1/2 oz.beef broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half or light cream

Preparation:

Combine bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper, all spice and 3/4 cup milk in a large mixing bowl. Let milk soak into crumbs for a few minutes. Gently stir in ground beef until well blended; form into balls about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Brown meatballs in butter and oil in a large skillet; remove with a slotted spoon. Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of drippings; stir flour into drippings. Cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Stir in beef broth and cream. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and boils for a minute.