Swedish meatballs

Excellent! Savory Swedish meatballs!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 1145 / Protein 75g / Carbohydr. 42g / Fat 76g

Ingredients (2 servings)

600 gground beef
1bread roll
300 mlbeef stock
100 mlmilk
60 mlheavy cream
1 tbspbutter
1 tbspflour
1 tspallspice (ground)
2 tspsoy sauce
vegetable oil for frying
lingonberry jam to serve
mashed potatoes to serve


plate, refrigerator, large frying pan, large bowl, small frying pan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Chianti, 2010
Chianti red wines persuade with their ruby red color and a slightly bitter, spicy character. They develop their full flavor at a drinking temperature of 16 – 18°C (61 – 64°F).

Step 1

Swedish meatballs

Tear bread roll into small pieces and soak in milk for approx. 5 – 7 min. until soft.

large bowl

1 bread roll / 100 ml milk

Step 2

Swedish meatballs

In the meantime, finely chop onion and sauté in a small frying pan with some vegetable oil until translucent.

small frying pan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

1 onion / vegetable oil for frying

Step 3

Swedish meatballs

Add sautéed onion, ground beef, egg, allspice, salt, and pepper to the bowl with the soaked bun and mix well until just combined.

cooking spoon

600 g ground beef / 1 egg / 1 tsp allspice / salt / pepper

Step 4

Swedish meatballs

Form beef mixture into balls (approx. 3 cm), place on a plate, cover, and cool for approx. 20 – 30 min.

plate, refrigerator

Step 5

Swedish meatballs

Melt butter in a large frying pan and brown meatballs from all sides for approx. 15 – 20 min. over medium heat. Make sure that the pan is not overcrowded. Remove cooked meatballs from the pan and set aside.

large frying pan, cooking spoon

1 tbsp butter

Step 6

Swedish meatballs

For the sauce, sauté flour in the remaining cooking oil and fill up with beef stock while stirring constantly.

1 tbsp flour / 300 ml beef stock

Step 7

Swedish meatballs

Then, stir in heavy cream. Bring sauce to a simmer for approx. 5 – 7 min. until thickened.

60 ml heavy cream

Step 8

Swedish meatballs

To finish, season with soy sauce and pepper. Return meatballs to the pan, toss in sauce, and serve with lingonberry jam and mashed potatoes.

2 tsp soy sauce / pepper / lingonberry jam to serve / mashed potatoes to serve