My menu was already in place through the rest of the month so I decided we would have Swedish Meatballs for dinner on May 1st. As it turns out, that was a good idea. We awoke on May 1st to yet another snow storm. Meatballs would make a nice warm meal to enjoy that evening.
This recipe for Swedish Meatballs is fantastic!
Swedish Meatballs & Sauce
Adapted from The Amazing Swedish Meatball on AllRecipes.com
For the Meatballs:
1 pound Ground Beef
1/2 pound Ground Pork
1/2 cup Chopped Onion
3/4 cup Bread Crumbs
1/2 cup milk
1 TBS. Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
For The Sauce:
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Paprika
1 to 1 1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
2 cups Boiling Water
3/4 cup Sour Cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking oil.
- In a large bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients. Mix well with your hands. Shape into walnut-size balls, and place on baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven. Turn frequently so they brown evenly on all sides.
- In a saucepan, combine oil, flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until sizzling. Stir in hot water until smooth. Add in sour cream. Stir until smooth and heated through.
- When meatballs have cooked 30 minutes, pour the sauce over the top, and return to the oven for 20 minutes.
UPDATE: Since the meatballs are the big time-killer here, I usually make a double or even triple recipe of the meatballs (especially if I find ground pork on sale) and flash freeze the uncooked meatballs. Then I place them into large gallon zip top freezer bags for later dinners.