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Healthier Swedish Meatballs Recipe

"This recipe is a healthier take on a classic Swedish meatballs dish without sacrificing the elegance or taste. No one will ever know from tasting this dish that it is a lighter, healthier version."


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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, grated
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 3/4 cup seasoned panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce, divided
  • 4 1/2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth, divided
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
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    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Saute onion in the hot oil until transparent, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
    3. Combine ground sirloin, ground pork, bread crumbs, onion, egg, milk, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Form into 1-inch meatballs. Place onto a baking sheet.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the centers, about 20 minutes.
    5. Pour 4 cups beef broth, soy sauce, rosemary, and remaining Worcestershire sauce into a large skillet. Bring to a simmer.
    6. Pour remaining beef broth into a measuring cup and whisk in cornstarch. Pour mixture into the sauce and stir until thickened. Add meatballs to the sauce and stir in Greek yogurt. Top with parsley and serve.

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