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Saturday, June 26, 2021

Easy Swedish Meatballs

Tender seasoned meatballs in a silky smooth sauce. Perfect comfort food for this rainy weekend!


1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
3 tbsps milk
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped kale
3 tsps minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of both nutmeg and allspice
1 tsp onion powder

2 tbsps olive oil
1 tbsp butter
3 tbsps flour
2 cups low sodium beef broth
2 tbsps cream cheese
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

2 1/2 cups penne pasta
fresh parsley

Start by combining all the meatball ingredients, using you hands to gently bring it all together. Then take 2 tbsps of meat and form into ping pong sized balls to make 25-28. 

In a large skillet heat the olive oil and butter and brown the meatballs. This should take 6-8 minutes. Remove to a plate.
Using the same skillet, add the flour and stir with the remaining fat in the pan. Next whisk in the broth, salt and pepper and heat until starting to thicken, about 1 minutes.
Return the meat to the pan and simmer with the sauce for 10 minutes.

Make a well in the center and add the milk and cream cheese, gently whisking to break up the cream cheese. Then stir together and simmer uncovered for another 10 minutes. While the meatballs are simmering start cooking the penne.

Taste to see if you need more salt and pepper, then drain the pasta, plate and top with meatballs and lots of creamy sauce! Add fresh chopped parsley too.

Serves 4

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