SWEDISH MEATBALL PASTA BAKE

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Yield: 6 Servings

This awesome recipe was given to me by my dear friend. I am so glad that I gave it a try because I never would have tasted perfection! Oh, man, you are so in for a treat, I’m telling you! This is best served pretty much any time of the day! Don’t forget to share this with your loved ones. I am sure that they will love this as well. Enjoy!

SWEDISH MEATBALL PASTA BAKE

Ingredients:

Ingredients for the Meatballs:

1 and 1/4 c plain panko bread crumbs

4 tbsp butter

2/3 c yellow onion, finely chopped

2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp ground allspice

1/4 tsp nutmeg

3 cloves of garlic, minced

2/3 c milk

2 Eggs

1 lb ground beef (I used 85/15.)

1 lb ground pork

3 tbsp oil

Ingredients for the Pasta:

2 c shell pasta

Ingredients for the Sauce:

6 tbsp butter

1/4 c plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

4 c beef broth (I used low sodium, equivalent to a 32-oz box.)

1/2 c water

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

3 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

1/2 c heavy cream

1 tbsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions:

For the Meatballs:

In a large mixing bowl, add the panko breadcrumbs.

Place a skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Add the butter and allow it to melt.

Add the onion, allspice, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the minced garlic and sauté until aromatic.

Reduce the heat to low, then add the milk. Stir until well combined. Simmer for a few minutes.

Transfer the onion mixture into the bowl with the panko breadcrumbs. Stir until well combined.

In another mixing bowl, add the eggs and beat until creamy.

Add the ground pork, ground beef, and onion mixture. Use your hands to mix until well combined.

Shape the mixture into 30 meatballs.

Place them inside the fridge for about half an hour.

Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Add oil and allow it to become hot.

Add the meatballs and cook for about 15 minutes. Make sure to cook them in batches and flip them to cook the other sides.

Remove from the heat, then set aside.

For the Pasta:

Refer to the directions provided on the pasta on how to cook it. Drain and rinsed with cold water to stop the cooking process, then transfer it into a 9×13-inch baking dish.

To Make the Sauce and to Assemble:

Prepare the oven and preheat to 190 degrees C or 375 degrees F.

Arrange the meatballs over the cooked pasta.

Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Add butter and allow it to melt.

Add flour. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.

Add water, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth, salt, and pepper. Stir until well blended. Simmer for a few minutes.

Turn the heat to low, then add the heavy cream and parsley. Stir until well combined. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the texture becomes thick.

Spread the sauce on top of the meatballs.

Place the baking dish inside the preheated oven and bake everything for about 30 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

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