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Serves: 6
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Swedish meatballs, or "köttbullar," are a traditional Swedish dish that has gained popularity worldwide. They are usually made from a mixture of ground beef and ground pork, combined with breadcrumbs, egg, milk, and various spices. The meatballs are typically small in size and are often served with a rich, creamy gravy.


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
    1/2 ground pork
    1/4 cup panko or breadcrumbs
    1 tablespoon parsley chopped
    1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    ¼ cup onion finely chopped
    ½ teaspoon garlic Powder
    ⅛ teaspoon Pepper
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 egg
    1 tbsp. olive oil

    5 tbsp. butter
    3 tbsp. flour
    2 cups beef broth
    1 cup heavy cream
    1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 tsp. Dijon mustard
    salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium sized bowl combine ground beef, pork, panko or bread crumbs, parsley, allspice, nutmeg, onion, garlic powder, pepper, salt and egg. Mix until combined.
    Roll into 12 large meatballs or 20 small meatballs. In a large skillet heat olive oil and 1 Tablespoon butter. Add the meatballs and cook turning continuously until brown on each side and cooked throughout. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil.
    Add 4 Tablespoons butter and flour to skillet and whisk until it turns brown. Slowly stir in beef broth and heavy cream. Add worchestershire sauce and dijon mustard and bring to a simmer until sauce starts to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste.
    Add the meatballs back to the skillet and simmer for another 1-2 minutes. Serve over egg noodles or rice.
    main ingredients: type of dish: main   cuisine: Type of meal: dinner  
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