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Nordic Noms: Heavenly Ku00f6ttbullar Delight


About the Dish:

Köttbullar, also known as Swedish meatballs, are a traditional Swedish dish made of ground beef or a mixture of ground beef and pork. They are typically seasoned with a combination of spices such as allspice, nutmeg, and black pepper. The meatballs are cooked in a rich and creamy gravy and are often served with lingonberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and pickled cucumbers. Köttbullar are a popular dish in Sweden and are enjoyed by people of all ages. They are perfect for a comforting and hearty meal.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 700mg
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 20g


Ingredient Quantity
Ground Beef 500g
Ground Pork 500g
Onion, finely chopped 1
Breadcrumbs 1 cup
Egg 1
Milk 1/4 cup
Allspice 1/2 teaspoon
Nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon
Black Pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Butter 2 tablespoons
All-Purpose Flour 2 tablespoons
Beef Broth 2 cups
Heavy Cream 1 cup

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, finely chopped onion, breadcrumbs, egg, milk, allspice, nutmeg, black pepper, and salt. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  • Step 2: Shape the mixture into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Place the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Step 3: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the meatballs from the skillet and set them aside.
  • Step 4: In the same skillet, add the all-purpose flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until lightly browned. Gradually pour in the beef broth, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens.
  • Step 5: Stir in the heavy cream and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes, until the sauce is smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Step 6: Return the meatballs to the skillet and simmer in the sauce for 10-15 minutes, until they are cooked through.
  • Step 7: Serve the köttbullar hot with lingonberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and pickled cucumbers. Enjoy!

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