Swedish Meatballs With Secret Ingredient

90 mins (prep 30, cooking 60)
16 ingredients
30-40 servings
When I was growing up there was a chain of Swedish Smorgasbord restaurants in the area which I lived. It wasn't until about 10 years ago that I met the original owner of that chain at a private party in the last remaining restaurant in the chain. He cooked the foods for this party himself with his son who at that time was the manager of that one remaining establishment. One of the dishes that he served, personally to the 20+ persons invited, was his Swedish Meatballs. They were the absolute best tasting meatballs I ever ate. I took him aside and asked him quietly..."is the wonderful taste in these meatballs the fennel seeds in the sauce?" He smiled and whispered back..."yes that is my secret for making the best Swedish meatballs". I came upon a recipe for Swedish Meatballs at Group Recipes.com that sounded so similar to that recipe so I wanted to post this version for the ZWT #6 2010 Scandinavian Region.

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Serving Size (27.66 g)
Servings 30
Amount per Serving
Calories 35.59 Calories from Fat 15.57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.73g 80.06%
Saturated Fat 0.97g 145.08%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 5.4mg 54.02%
Sodium 180.19mg 225.23%
Total Carbohydrate 4.04g 40.36%
Dietary Fiber 0.37 g 44.79%
Sugars 0.46 g %
Protein 1.09g 65.29%
Vitamin A 58.49IU% Vitamin C 0.1mg%
Calcium 13.99mg% Iron 0.32mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground pork, lean ground beef, soft, ground nutmeg, salt & pepper