Swedish Meatballs

A very nice change from spaghetti and meatballs. Nutmeg can be substituted for the mace if you don't have it. You may also add a dash of cardamom to the meatballs or the sauce.


  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 Tbsp. minced onion
  • 3 Tbsp. margarine
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 tsp. mace
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup light cream


Combine egg, milk, and bread crumbs in a bowl and let stand a few minutes.

Brown onion in 1 Tbsp. butter. Combine well with the crumb mixture, meats, and the seasonings. Shape into 3 dozen small meatballs about 1 inch in diameter.

Brown the meatballs in the remaining butter. When nicely browned, pour off all but 1 Tbsp. of the fat. Sprinkle the flour over the remaining fat and stir it over low heat for a couple of minutes. Add the hot water, stirring to get all the flour incorporated. Cover the pan, and simmer the meatballs on medium low for 35 - 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. At the last, add the cream and a small sprinkling of mace, and heat through.


Serve with your favorite kind of noodles and a nice salad.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 50 Minutes

By Free2B from North Royalton, OH

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July 12, 20110 found this helpful

Oh...that sounds so good! A thumbs up from me!

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July 12, 20110 found this helpful

I love Swedish meatballs. I don't use pork in mine and I add 1/4 tsp.of allspice. The mace sounds good.Thanks for sharing.

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July 16, 20110 found this helpful

We love the Swedish Meatballs, and even with noodles, this bunch of potato loves will want mashed potatoes as well. A good green bean casserole also goes nice with it along with a green tossed salad. No bread is needed, but a basket of nice fresh crusty hard rolls will disappear in no time at all. This is comfort food at its very best.


Thank you Barb. Definitely a winner here.

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July 28, 20120 found this helpful

Looking for a recipe we had once of Swedish Meatballs using Lipton Onion Soup. They were delicious and would love to fine the recipe for making them.

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