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    Scandinavian Meatballs and Gravy

    Source of Recipe

    Scandinavian Cooking

    List of Ingredients

    5 tablespoons butter -- up to 6 tablespoons total
    1 tablespoon minced onion
    2/3 cup soft bread crumbs
    1 cup water
    3/4 pound lean ground beef
    1/4 pound ground pork -- lean
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon allspice
    1/2 teaspoon white pepper
    1/2 teaspoon sugar
    2 tablespoons flour
    2 cups beef broth

    Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet. add the onion and cook until
    softened, about 1 to 2 minutes. In a large bowl of an electric mixer,
    combine the bread crumbs and water and let stand 1 to 2 minutes. Add the
    beef pork, salt, allspice, white pepper, and sugar. beat on low speed until
    smooth. Turn the mixer to high speed and beat until the meat mixture is
    light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Dip two teaspoons in ice water. Using
    the spoons to shape the meat into tiny meatballs (they maybe slightly oval
    in shape). Melt the remaining butter in a frying pan and place over medium
    heat. Add the meatballs and brown on all sides, constantly shaking pan so
    they brown evenly on all sides. Drain the meatballs on paper towels, then
    transfer to a serving platter and cover to keep warm. When all the meatballs
    are cooked, add the flour to the skillet and stir over medium heat until the
    flour is lightly browned. Slowly add the beef broth and cook, stirring,
    until gravy is thick and brown. Strain if desired. Pour gravy over meatballs
    and serve hot. Serves 6.





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