Main Dishes

Easy & Tasty Swedish Meatballs

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A big-batch recipe for very tasty, home-made Swedish meatballs. They're baked in the oven rather than fried in a pan, simplifying the process a whole lot. They're great in tomato sauce with pasta, by themselves with gravy and boiled, oven-baked or mashed potatoes (the classic Swedish way), or as an appetizer (keep them warm in a crock-pot). They can also be frozen and used for quick suppers on busy days.

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1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup milk
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
vegetable oil or no-stick cooking spray
Mix the breadcrumbs with the milk, soy sauce, eggs, salt, sugar and pepper. Let stand for 10 minutes. Mix in the ground beef and ground pork - use a fork, your hands, or an electric mixer set at low speed. Shape the mixture into meatballs with your hands. The size of the meatballs is really up to you: I usually use about 1 heaping tablespoon for each one. Place each meatball on a lightly oiled baking sheet (or spray it with Pam or similar product), spacing them about 1/2 inch apart. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. If the meatballs have to be kept warm before serving, place them in a covered casserole dish in the oven, or in a crock-pot on low heat.
Nutritions

Calories
352

Sodium
875mg
36% DV

Fat
20g
31% DV

Protein
26g
53% DV

Carbs
11g
3% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV