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  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Small onion 1 , finely grated
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Allspice 1 Teaspoon, ground
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Dill 7 Tablespoon, chopped (1/4 Cup Plus 3 Tablespoons)
  Egg 1 Large, lightly beaten
  Bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), dried
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, coarsely ground
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Rich beef broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), defatted
  Cognac 1 Tablespoon
  Creme fraiche 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  White pepper To Taste, coarsely ground

1) Combine together beef, onion, garlic, allspice, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 cup chopped dill, egg, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper.
2) Shape the mixture into 30 walnut-size meatballs.
3) In a large non-stick skillet, over medium heat, heat oil and brown the meatballs for 8 to 10 minutes on all sides, in 2 batches, tossing the skillet occasionally, until cooked well.
4) Drain the meatballs on a paper towel after removing from the skillet.
5) Discard the oil from the skillet.
6) To the skillet, pour broth and Cognac and cook it over high heat for about 1 minute, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom, until the broth is slightly reduced.
7) Beat in crème fraiche, 2 tablespoons of the remaining dill, the remaining pinch of nutmeg, and white pepper to taste.
8) Stir cook the sauce for 4 minutes over medium heat.
9) Add in meatballs and cook them for 10 minutes, pouring over the sauce as it thickens.

10) Garnish with remaining 1 tablespoon of dill and serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 383 Calories from Fat 290

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.7%

Saturated Fat 8.4 g41.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 88.6 mg29.5%

Sodium 220.7 mg9.2%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.4%

Dietary Fiber 0.78 g3.1%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 16 g32.4%

Vitamin A 27.9% Vitamin C 27.1%

Calcium 5.8% Iron 12.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Swedish Meatballs Recipe