Swedish Meatballs

1 large egg

1/4 cup heavy cream

2 slices bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces

1/2 pound ground pork

1 small onion, grated

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon allspice

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon packed brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 pound ground chuck

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon flour

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Whisk egg and cream together in medium bowl.  Stir in bread pieces and set aside.  With mixer, beat pork, onion, nutmeg, allspice, pepper, brown sugar, salt and baking powder until smooth.  Scrape bowl as necessary.  Mash bread mixture eliminating large pieces.  Add to pork mixture and beat for one minute.  Add beef and mix in for 30 seconds.  Using wet hands, form 1 inch meatballs, place on greased tray, and bake for 25 minutes, turning once.

In skillet, melt butter, whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute.  Slowly add broth with whisk.  Add brown sugar and bring to a simmer.  Reduce heat to medium and reduce sauce to about 1 cup.  Stir in cream and return to simmer.  Add meatballs and simmer for 5 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.

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