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Swedish Meatballs

By Jason Fung, MD

Swedish Meatballs

These tasty Swedish Meatballs are always a hit with my family! They’re lighter than most recipes but still have all the flavor. Recipe from skinnytaste.com
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinners + Mains, Light Meal
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 stalk celery minced
  • 1/4 cup parsley minced
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey lean
  • 1/2 lb ground beef lean
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs gluten-free crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 2 cups beef broth low sodium
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and add onions and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add celery and parsley and cook until soft, about 3-4 more minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine beef, turkey, egg, onion mixture, breadcrumbs, ¼ teaspoon salt, pepper and allspice. Mix well and form into 16 meatballs.
  • Add beef stock to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and slowly drop meatballs into the broth. Cover and cook about 20 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Remove the meatballs with a slotted spoon and set aside in a serving dish. Strain the broth, transfer to a blender with cream cheese and blend until smooth. Return to the skillet with the meatballs and simmer

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Swedish Meatballs
Amount per Serving
Calories
294
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Cholesterol
 
136
mg
45
%
Sodium
 
950
mg
41
%
Potassium
 
560
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
31
g
62
%
Vitamin A
 
728
IU
15
%
Vitamin C
 
7
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
66
mg
7
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dinners + Mains, Italian, Light Meal
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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