Meatballs and ribbon noodles are a quintessential Swedish dish. Moistened with evaporated milk and seasoned with dill, these tender and aromatic meatballs are the perfect partner for luscious noodles and gravy. This is great for both family gatherings or casual entertaining.
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed*
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 10 cups (1 lb.) dry noodles, cooked and drained
PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
MIX all meatball ingredients lightly but thoroughly in medium bowl. Shape into 2-inch balls. Place in jelly-roll pan.
BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain; reserve fat drippings. Keep meatballs warm.
COMBINE 1/2 cup fat drippings from meatballs (adding vegetable oil to make 1/2 cup) and flour in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in broth, evaporated milk, dill and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly. Add meatballs to sauce; stir. Serve over noodles.
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Good, but very mild
My husband and I had swedish meatballs for the first time over the holidays and really liked them, so I wanted to try them at home. I omitted the dill because my husband does not care for it.
I used 90% lean ground beef, and did not have many drippings to use for the gravy. As a result, I found the sauce to be somewhat bland. In the future, I may add some beef bouillon to perk up the flavor if I don't have any drippings.
Overall, the recipe was good, with a mild flavor. Kids would probably enjoy this dish as well.
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