Aspen Ridge Natural Beef

Swedish Meatballs



For the meatballs
  • 1/2 lb Aspen Ridge® ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 onion, blended
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 dash each ground nutmeg, all spice, salt, and pepper
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
For the sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons white rice flour (not Mochiko, or sweet rice flour)
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

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Nutrition Profile

Calories: 628.9, Total Fat: 46.9g, Cholesterol: 190.0mg, Sodium: 541.5mg, Potassium: 552.1mg, Total Carbohydrate: 23.0g, Protein: 29.2g


  1. Measure meatball ingredients and set them aside.
  2. In a sauté pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter on medium heat, then add the blended onion. Sauté for about 2 minutes. This process is called “sweating,” which reduces the overwhelmingly onion taste in the meatballs. Scoop the onions into a mixing bowl to cool, spreading them around to speed up the cooling process. Should take a few minutes.
  3. After the onions have cooled, add the remaining meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly with your hands.
  4. Roll the meat into 1″ balls.
  5. In a skillet, warm another 1 tablespoon of butter on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add half of the meatballs and sauté until cooked through, turning every few minutes. It should take about 8-10 minutes to cook the meatballs.
  6. Once the first batch is done, place them in a bowl and put them in the oven at 170 degrees while you cook the other half of the meatballs. Add more butter for the second batch if needed. When the second batch is ready, add them to the bowl with the first batch to keep warm as you prepare the sauce.
  7. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet, then add the white rice flour and stir together. Toast the rice flour for a minute or two, until it starts to turn golden.
  8. Stir in the beef broth, honey, and bay leaf and simmer for a few minutes. Scrape up anything from cooking the meatballs and mix it into the sauce, which will start to thicken as it simmers. Finally, add the cream and simmer for another couple of minutes, then remove from heat. Stir the meatballs into the sauce, until they are well-coated. Serve immediately.

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