Swedish Meatballs

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Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted DaVita dietitian Kathy, MS, RD, LDN, CSR, from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 24 servings

Serving size: 2 meatballs

Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup onion
    • 2 large eggs
    • 3 pounds ground beef
    • 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 1 cup oatmeal, uncooked
    • 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
    • 1 tablespoon dried dill
    • 2 tablespoon dried thyme 
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 3 tablespoons white all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
    • 1/3 cup water

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Chop onion. Beat eggs.
  3. Combine first 11 ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  4. Roll into 1” balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.
  6. To make sauce, melt butter in a large saucepan.
  7. Add flour, reduced-sodium broth, remaining tablespoon dried thyme and water.Cook over medium heat, stirring until thickened.
  8. Add meatballs to sauce and lower temperature to keep warm or place in a covered warming dish or slow cooker on low heat setting.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  172
  • Protein  11 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  59 mg
  • Sodium  93 mg
  • Potassium  140 mg
  • Phosphorus  91 mg
  • Calcium  19 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1-1/2 meat
    • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

0

Helpful hints

    • Reduced-sodium broth contains 450 to 500 mg sodium per cup. Low-sodium broth contains 140 mg sodium or less per cup.
    • Make meatballs ahead and refrigerate. When ready to serve, heat ingredients together and transfer to a warming dish.

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2 Comments | Average User Rating:
Swedish Meatballs
Peggy says:
5

This sounds like it would be very good. Could it be served over yolk less egg noodles?

Jul. 13, 2012, 8:05 PM - Inappropriate review?
Swedish Meatballs
stelbisc says:
5

Really good! Paired this recipe with the Rice Pilaf and loved it. Used the leanest ground beef we could find (7%).

Jan. 01, 2010, 6:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

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