Even though I love spending time in the kitchen and experimenting with new recipes, there’s something to be said for foods that are versatile. They save you valuable time in the kitchen, and add variety to your meals.
To this end, I have a tried and true recipe for Swedish turkey meatballs that can be used as a standalone dish or combined with other ingredients. These meatballs can be the main course for your dinner or be served at a cocktail party as an appetizer. I have done both, and the results had friends and family members coming back for seconds.
These flavorful turkey meatballs are leaner than ground beef, although you can substitute ground beef if turkey is not to your liking. They keep well in the fridge and they’re delicious as leftovers, especially if you’re coming home after a hard day at work or school and want something quick and tasty.
- 2 lbs. ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 3 to 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 oz. vegetable broth or chicken broth
- 1 to 2 cups prepared white sauce
- Mix breadcrumbs and milk in a bowl and let sit 5 minutes.
- Combine the first eleven ingredients in a bowl, add breadcrumbs and milk and mix thoroughly.
- Form small meatballs about 1 1/2 tablespoons in size.
- In a large non-stick skillet, brown meatballs in 1 tbsp. of butter, turning carefully every few minutes to brown all sides, maintaining meatball shape.
- Add vegetable broth and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add white sauce and cover to heat through for 5 minutes.
For variation, meatballs can be served over prepared noodles or rice.
To serve as an appetizer, insert toothpick into each meatball and place on serving dish. Add as much sauce as desired.
Ann Martin is a contributing writer for Dinnerware Center, which specializes in dinnerware from major brands such us Fiesta, Noritake, Pflatzgraff and flatware sets. Go to see the entire Fiesta Dinnerware Collection. Ann Martin also contributes articles to other home and garden sites. Ann is no stranger to cooking, and she enjoys preparing meals for her loved ones.
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