Okay, I know Swedish Meatballs are not considered “healthy” food. How about if we try to lighten them up a bit by using ground turkey? Then, we won’t feel quite so bad for enjoying this tasty comfort food.
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 slices day-old french bread , finely chopped (1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs)
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 can beef broth ( 14 oz)
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- Combine onion, bread crumbs, turkey, egg, allspice, salt, and pepper in large bowl; mix gently by thoroughly. (Your hands work well for this.)
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat 1-3 minutes or until shimmering. Form turkey mixture into 20 meatballs. Place meatballs in skillet; cook 6-8 minutes or until browned, turning once. Remove from skillet; set aside.
- (The Sauce) Add flour and butter to skillet, whisking to form a smooth paste. Slowly add broth and and cream, stirring constantly; cook 1-2 minutes or until sauce comes to a simmer. Return meatballs to skillet; cook, covered, 4-5 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink in centers.
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