Made from a combination of beef and pork, the Swedish meatballs recipe will become one of your favorite dishes. Swedish meatballs are a Scandinavian favorite that go from appetizer to main in a flash (just add noodles), and the meatballs are ready when you are. It's a Swedish tradition to serve Swedish meatballs with sweet-tart lingonberry jam; if you can't find it, grape or red-currant jelly is a good substitute.
Stock the freezer with these healthy basics and, when the mood strikes, try them in our Whole-Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs, Turkey-Meatball Salad with Roasted Peppers and Parmesan, or in Mini Barbecue Meatball Sliders.
Chicken thighs have a bit more fat than breasts and are the best for making juicy, flavorful meatballs. If you prefer, you can substitute ground dark-meat (7% fat) turkey for the chicken thighs, and skip step 1 of the recipe.
Meatballs made from a combination of ground pork and turkey are tender and flavorful. As
they simmer, they soak up the flavors of the sauce. If you have time, chill the meatballs for about 30 minutes before cooking them; this will help them keep their shape and make them easier to handle.
Subtle and Sophisticated: Simmered in a silky tomato-based sauce, these delicate lamb meatballs have sweet prune centers. Indian flatbread and pickled carrots are, respectively, mild and mouthpuckering foils for the curry.
Sriracha hot sauce adds subtle kick to classic marinara sauce. The meatballs are made with a combination of lean ground pork and lean ground turkey, plus nutrient-rich spinach, making this meal a better-for-you dinner option.