Chef John's Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs, traditionally served with boiled potatoes and lingonberry preserves, are a hearty meal the whole family will love!

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in butter until onion begins to turn translucent, about 6 minutes. Transfer onion...


Ingredients

  • Meatballs:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fine salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • Gravy:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/4 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • cooking spray

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