Monday, November 29, 2010

Swedish Meatballs

1/4 cup chopped onions, sauteed in 1 tbsp olive oil or butter
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork (or another lb ground beef
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 cups brown sauce (made with 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp flour cooked together to form a dark brown roux, then add beef stock stirring constantly)
1 cup heavy cream or sour cream

Combine meat, onions, bread crumbs, eggs, and spices. Blend together with hands then form into balls...small for appetizer or larger for main dish. Place on baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for approximately 20 minutes (for appetizer size).


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With a degree in Restaurant Managment and Nutrition and a background in and love of the culinary arts, Jess is able to whip up delicious yet nutritious meals. She gardens extensively and uses what she grows to feed her family not only during the summer and fall but throughout the winter and spring by preserving and freezing the fresh produce. She is committed to growing, buying, and eating as much local food as possible. She started this blog to spread information about eating locally and its benefits. She also wanted to have a forum to share the recipes she uses and the stories she writes. She would love the opportunity to be able to share this knowledge to increase the amount of people using local and organic products.
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