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Freezer-Friendly Swedish Meatballs

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6

You always have a back-up dinner plan with these delicious meatballs and gravy in your freezer. Thaw overnight and all you have to do is reheat and boil some egg noodles — a homemade dinner in less than 10 minutes! ...MORE+ LESS-

Stephanie Wise Stephanie Wise
March 7, 2017

Ingredients

Meatballs

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
lb lean ground pork
3/4
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
1/2
cup finely chopped red or white onion
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup milk
1
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1
egg
1/4
cup vegetable oil

Gravy

1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon paprika
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
cups boiling water
3/4
cup sour cream

Serve With, if desired

Cooked medium egg noodles
Chopped fresh parsley
Lingonberry jam

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, mix all Meatball ingredients except oil until well combined. Roll mixture into small meatballs (about size of walnut).
  • 2
    In 10- to 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown meatballs (in batches, if necessary) on all sides just until browned (they don’t need to be cooked through). Transfer meatballs to large plate.
  • 3
    Stir flour, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper into drippings in skillet to make a roux. Add boiling water and sour cream; stir until well combined.
  • 4
    Return meatballs to skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning meatballs occasionally, until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center, and gravy is thickened.
  • 5
    Serve meatballs with egg noodles and gravy; sprinkle with parsley. Serve with lingonberry jam on the side.

Expert Tips

  • To freeze this dish, divide meatballs and gravy between two airtight food-storage containers. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight, then reheat, thinning sauce with water if necessary.
  • Swap lingonberry jam for red currant jam, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
48%
Saturated Fat
11g
53%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
990mg
41%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
4g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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