DINNER

Swedish Baked Meatballs with Noodles

Swedish Baked Meatballs with Noodles

Swedish Baked Meatballs with Noodles is a delicious and comforting dish that combines tender meatballs with creamy sauce and egg noodles. Here’s a step-by-step recipe to prepare it:

Ingredients:

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef (or a mix of beef and pork)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice (or ground nutmeg)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom (optional)

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lingonberry jam (optional, for serving)

For the Noodles:

  • 8 oz egg noodles

Instructions:

1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Make the Meatballs:

  • In a large bowl, combine the ground meat, breadcrumbs, milk, chopped onion, egg, salt, pepper, allspice, and cardamom (if using).
  • Mix everything together until well combined.
  • Shape the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter, and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

3. Bake the Meatballs:

  • Bake the meatballs in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are cooked through and have a nice brown crust. You can turn them once halfway through for even browning.

4. Cook the Noodles:

  • While the meatballs are baking, cook the egg noodles according to the package instructions until they are al dente. Drain and set aside.

5. Make the Sauce:

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Stir in the flour and cook for about 1-2 minutes until it becomes a light golden color, stirring constantly.
  • Gradually whisk in the beef broth and heavy cream, making sure there are no lumps.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Combine Meatballs, Noodles, and Sauce:

  • Place the cooked meatballs and cooked noodles in a large ovenproof dish.
  • Pour the creamy sauce over the meatballs and noodles, ensuring they are well coated.

7. Bake Again:

  • Return the dish to the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until everything is heated through, and the sauce is bubbly.

8. Serve:

  • Serve the Swedish Baked Meatballs with Noodles hot, garnished with lingonberry jam if desired. Lingonberry jam is a traditional Swedish condiment that pairs wonderfully with this dish.

Enjoy your delicious homemade Swedish Baked Meatballs with Noodles!

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