|1 to 1.5 lbs ground beef||3/4 cup breadcrumbs|
|1/4 cup milk||1 egg|
|1 smallish onion, finely chopped||1/4 tsp nutmeg|
|1/4 tsp black pepper||3 Tbs flour|
|3 Tbs butter, margarine, or pan drippings from meatballs||3/4 cup water|
|1 cup half-and-half||3 tsps instant beef bouillon crystals|
|Egg noodles (up to a pound)
Mix ground meat, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, onion, nutmeg, and pepper. Make meatballs, about 1 inch across. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet with sides, jelly roll pan, or equivalent, in a 350 degree oven, about 20 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
Melt butter in a saute pan, and add the flour to make a creamy roux
(use low heat). Add the liquids slowly. Stir in the bouillon
More liquid may be needed, if so use milk or water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer one or two minutes.
This recipe does not call for any added salt; those used to a salty diet may add some to either the meatballs or the gravy, or both.
Every sentient race, according to G'Kar, has food resembling Swedish
meatballs. The Narn call it "breen." ("Walkabout", Babylon 5)