Cheesy Swedish Meatball Bake | Hungry AF

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Smile and say cheese because this Swedish meatball bake is sure to make you happy!

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For the meatballs:

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork 
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup grated onion
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
salt and pepper to taste

For the gravy:

6 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups beef broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
salt to taste
2 cups cooked egg noodles
½ cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
Chives to garnish


In a large bowl, combine ground meats, panko, eggs, melted butter, and seasonings. Roll mixture into balls. 

In skillet on medium-high heat, cook meatballs in some olive oil, until browned on all sides. Transfer to a paper towel lined tray and set aside.

In the same skillet, melt butter and whisk in the flour, until lightly browned. Slowly pour in the beef broth, while whisking continuously.

Keep whisking and cooking until slightly thickened. Stir in the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper.

Place meatballs in the gravy and simmer for about 3-4 minutes. 

Cook egg noodles to al dente and drain. In a baking dish, mix together with meatballs and gravy. Sprinkle with desired amount of
shredded Gruyere cheese. Bake at 375° F until slightly golden and bubbling. Garnish with chopped chives or parsley.

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  1. Were all of those meat drippings in the meat sauce? bl-ble-bllleeehhhhhhhhch That's a proper plumbing clean out, I say. Gut rot, for certain. The rest looks delicious!

  2. AND, to add to the non-swedish list of this dish, we would NEVER fry them in that much fat. That's almost deepfried! A little bit of butter (real butter, no oil or margerine crap) and a cast iron pan will do the trick.

  3. What Mina said. We either eat our meatballs with gravy, jam and potatoes, or with spaghetti or macaroni and ketchup. Never simmered in sauce or baked in an oven (unless making an Italian-inspired dish).

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