These Swedish meatballs are seasoned with nutmeg and allspice, and cooked in a white sauce made with fresh dill.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 packet dry white sauce mix
- 4 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 1 teaspoon sage
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
Melt margarine in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Cook onion in margarine, stirring often, until tender. Transfer to a large bowl.
Mix cracker crumbs, ground beef, egg, nutmeg, and allspice with the onion until blended. Shape into 1 1/2 inch (4 centimeter) meatballs, and place in a glass baking dish. Sprinkle with minced garlic, and cover with foil.
Bake in preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes, or until cooked through.
Meanwhile, make white sauce, following the directions on the packet. Stir in dill, sage, flour, and whipping cream.
Turn off oven, and remove foil cover from meatballs. Pour sauce over meatballs, and leave in oven for 10 minutes.