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easy swedish meatballs recipe

Easy Swedish Meatballs

Continuing with the comfort food category, we’re sharing an easy Swedish meatballs recipe you can make two ways.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author My Boys and Their Toys


For Meatballs: 1 pound ground beef 1 1/2 lbs (24 oz) ground pork 1 cup Italian style breadcrumbs 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 2 large eggs 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1 sweet onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon dry parsley 2 TBSP unsalted butter 2 TBSP canola oil

For the gravy: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup beef broth 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 teaspoons less sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard Salt and pepper, to season


In a large bowl, mix the beef, pork, breadcrumbs, milk, cream, eggs, garlic, salt, peppers, allspice, onion, and parsley. Mix well with your hands to combine all ingredients. Roll mixture into about 26-28 small meatballs or 15-18 larger ones.Heat 2 TBSP of butter and 2 TBSP of oil in a pan on medium heat. Fry meatballs in batches of 5-6 so they brown evenly on each side (time defers depending on size of meatballs). Transfer to a warm plate and cover with foil while cooking other batches. To speed up this process, we baked some as well as fried them. To bake the Swedish meatballs, preheat oven to 450 degrees and spray a large pan with baking spray. Bake 20-25 minutes, turning once and baking an additional 5 minutes. Once meatballs are all cooked start the sauce.

For the sauce, add the 1/2 cup unsalted butter to the same pan used to cook meatballs. Once butter is melted, whisk in the flour until it dissolves and turns brown in color. Pour in the broths, cream, soy sauce, and brown mustard. Bring to a simmer and season with salt and pepper to taste. Once sauce starts thickening add meatballs back to pan, cover with lid and simmer on low 10-15 mins.