Köttbullar, the Real Swedish Meatballs

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    Köttbullar, the Real Swedish Meatballs
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    Recipe type: Main Dish, Entree, Lunch, Dinner
    Cuisine: Scandinavian, Swedish
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    Serves: 4-6
     
    Sweden has brought (and continues to bring) the world so many things, but as far as food is concerned, it's hard to think of anything more ubiquitously world-renowned than the beloved Swedish meatballs. Called köttbullar, these meatballs are one of the quintessential plates in Sweden, and its popularity is not about to wane anytime soon.
    Ingredients
    • 250 g (9 oz) ground beef
      Swedish meatballs
      Photo by Joel Wåreus/imagebank.sweden.se
    • 250 g (9 oz) ground pork
    • 250 ml (1¼ cup) milk
    • 75 g (¾ cup) breadcrumbs
    • 1 egg
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 2 tbs butter
    • ¼ stick butter (about 2 oz)
    • allspice, to taste
    • salt, to taste
    • pepper, to taste
    Instructions
    1. Sauté the diced onion in the 2 tbs butter.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the ground pork and beef, the sauteed onion, egg, milk, breadcrumbs, and the spices and mix until consistent throughout.
    3. Shape meatballs.
    4. Heat the remaining butter in a pan, and when hot, place the meatballs in the pan, rotating them until evenly brown all around.
    5. Serve with mashed potatoes and the traditional lingonberry jam.
    Notes
    If the ingredient mixture feels too dry, try adding a little water.
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