Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Swedish Meatballs

Meatballs are just one of those dishes that you can make a million different ways and each and every one is deliciously satisfying in it's own way. But I must say, this is one of my favorites.

Swedish Meatballs are a simple dish and a wonderful comfort food. I adore the hint of nutmeg in the meatballs, and how this combines beautifully with the creamy sauce. This is a dish that I can see becoming a regular in our household!

Swedish Meatballs

Serves 4

500 g ground beef
1/2 onion, finely diced
2 Cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 egg
1/4 Cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
1/3 Cup flour
4 Tbsp butter
2 Cups beef stock
1/2 Cup cream

1. Combine the beef, onion, garlic, nutmeg, allspice, salt, pepper, egg, and breadcrumbs together in a bowl. Shape into meatballs, and roll each meatball in the flour.

2. Melt half of the butter in a large fry pan. Add the meatballs and brown all over. Remove from pan and set aside.

3. Add the remaining butter into the pan and whisk in the left over flour. Add the beef stock, mix well to remove any lumps. Add the meatballs back to the pan. Simmer for 10 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

4. Stir in the cream and serve over mashed potatoes or pasta.


  1. Mhmm, these look fantastic! Nothing is more comforting than a good meatball dinner :)

  2. A perfect comfort food dish. Looks so good.

  3. My aunt used to make Swedish Meatballs, I have always wanted to try making them and lost her recipe. I can not wait to try yours!!!

  4. It tastes even better if mixing beef and pork mince (50/50). In Sweden most mince is sold like this and is used for everything.

    1. I did notice that that is the usual way to do it! But I really hate pork haha!!

  5. My hubby will LOVE these meatballs!!!!

  6. Your Swedish Meatballs brings back so many memories. I used to make them so very often way back in the day when I entertained, everyone loved them. I think I'll have to start making Swedish Meatballs again and try your terrific recipe.

  7. I adore Swedish meatballs. Your recipe sounds really delicious!

  8. I remembered having Swedish meatballs with the nutmeg and spices once before! It makes for a unique flavor. This sounds delicious.Thanks for sharing.

  9. Loving these Swedish Meatballs!! Pinned to make them for my hubby!!

  10. I love Swedish Meatballs! Thank you for the recipe. The spices sound wonderful. Pinned and will tweet. Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop, Nicole.

  11. One of my ultimate ever favorites!! Off to pin

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  13. Delicious Swedish meat balls, miss Stockholm days Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.