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Swedish Meatballs


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  • 3/4 lbs ground chuck
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 beef bouilon cube
  • 1/4 teaspoon meat-extract paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon bottled gravy seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350

Step 2

In medium bowl, lightly toss chick with salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, the Worcestershire, and thyme, micing well. Gently shape mixture into 18 meatballs

Step 3

In hot butter in large skillet, saute meatballs until browned on all sides. Remove skillet from heat; place meatballs in 2-quart casserole

Step 4

Remove all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in cream and 1/2 cup water; bring to boiling, stirring

Step 5

Add bouilon cube, meat extract paste, gravy seasoning, and remaining pepper; simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour over meatballs

Step 6

Bake, covered, 25 minutes, or until meatballs are tender. Sprinkle with dill


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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Water


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, milk, and water in a pan, and mix until you form a dough.
  2. In a saucepan, heat a splash of olive oil and add the onion. Cook on medium-high until onion has softened.  
  3. Add the ground beef, and add the salt, water, and tomato sauce. When the meat has browned, remove from heat. 
  4. Dust a flat surface with flour, and roll out the dough into a flat sheet. 
  5. Use a ramekin or cup to cut out circles. 
  6. Add a dollop of beef-tomato mixture to the center of each circle. 
  7. Pinch the dough into a little pocket.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350° F for 15 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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