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Swedish Meatballs Recipes

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Swedish meatballs make a tasty main dish served with mashed potatoes and traditional lingonberry sauce. This page contains Swedish meatball recipes.


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By 3 found this helpful
July 12, 2011
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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By 3 found this helpful
November 10, 2016

A very tasty, quick meal. If you use frozen meatballs, the preparation is about 15 minutes. A lot faster than going out for fast food or pizza, and so much healthier and cheaper!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings of 5 meatballs


  • 20 cooked meatballs (about a pound)
  • 1 14.5 ounce can fat-free chicken or beef broth
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour


  1. Put flour and 1/4 of the broth in a container. Shake well to avoid lumps.
  2. Put the rest of the broth and the flour mixture in a pot.
  3. Bring to a boil. Stir constantly until thickened.
  4. Add the meatballs and cook until the meatballs are heated throughly.
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September 22, 2015

I was looking through a Cooking Light magazine and found this delicious-looking recipe. It did not disappoint. The original recipe calls for 90% lean ground sirloin.


But turkey was on sale this week and that's what I used. It was still delicious. The family went back for seconds and everyone was happy. Gotta love that!

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By 3 found this helpful
September 10, 2010

Mix 3/4 cup of the water and 1/4 cup of the soup in a large bowl. Add meat, dry stuffing mix and eggs; mix lightly. Divide meat mixture in half. Cover and refrigerate half of the meat mixture for up to 24 hours.

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November 14, 2011

Love the sweet taste of the sauce on these meatballs!

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January 23, 2012

Love the gravy that this recipe makes! Very, very good!

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May 7, 2008

Using your favorite recipe for meatballs or purchased frozen meatballs, brown in a skillet. Add 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 can of coconut milk, and 1/2 cup minced parsley (optional).

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January 22, 2008

Mix top ingredients and form into small balls. Place formed balls in 9x13 inch baking dish. Melt the sauce and pour over meat balls.

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May 22, 2009

Mix all ingredients and form meatballs. Bake in shallow pan at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes until browned and cooked through.

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November 2, 20040 found this helpful

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, chopped onion, bread crumbs, egg, and milk...

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November 7, 2011

I am looking for a copycat recipe for making the Ikea style Swedish meatballs.
Can anyone help me?

By R Barbara


November 10, 20110 found this helpful

Swedish Meatballs Ikea- adapted and rewritten from Ikea's Real Swedish Cook Book


2 tablespoons finely chopped onion

5 tablespoons butter, divided

2 cold boiled medium Yukon gold potatoes

1/2 pound ground beef

1/2 pound ground pork

1 egg

3/4 cup water and cream (or milk) mixture

3 tablespoons unsweetened rusk flour, or dry breadcrumbs

Salt and freshly ground white pepper

A pinch of ground allspice

Cook the onion until golden in 2 tablespoons of lightly browned butter.

Mash the potatoes and moisten the rusk flour or crumbs in a little water.

Mix all the ingredients until well blended, and season generously with salt, white pepper, and a little ground allspice.

Shape the mixture into golf ball-sized balls and transfer to a floured sheet of waxed paper.

Fry the meatballs slowly in plenty of butter.

Cream Sauce
1 cup beef stock

1/2 cup cream

Low-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon white flour

Freshly ground white pepper

Bring the beef stock to a boil.

Add the cream and soy sauce to taste, and thicken with flour.

Season with white pepper.

Serve the meatballs with the sauce, freshly boiled small potatoes, and lingonberry jam.


Yield: 2 servings

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February 19, 20090 found this helpful

I need a recipe for Swedish meatballs using pork and beef or just pork.

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I need a recipe for Swedish meatballs using pork and beef or just pork.

Kit from Grande Prairie, Canada


Swedish Meatball Recipe

Easy Swedish Meatballs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix meat, stuffing mix, eggs, onion and water until well blended. Shape into 32 meatballs, each about 1 inch in diameter. Place half of the meatballs in single layer in each of 2 foil-lined 13x9-inch baking pans. Bake 20 minutes or until cooked through. Mix beef gravy and sour cream in large saucepan. Add meatballs; mix lightly. Cook on low heat 5 min. or until sauce is heated through, stirring occasionally.


Yield: 8 servings

(If you don't have enough sauce just double the recipe for the gravy and sour cream.)

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I made this when I was a teenager and it never failed. Instead of beef, use pork or turkey or what ever ground meat you choose. I promise you will not fail with this recipe.

Virginia Scott's Swedish Meatballs

By Peg Crooks

Soak bread crumbs in milk; squeeze most of milk out of bread crumbs and add this to beaten eggs. Add mixture plus all but last three ingredients to ground beef and work well until well blended. Be sure onion is grated well.

Shape into small balls about the size of a marble and brown lightly until brown. Remove meat and keep warm in serving dish. Add flour and dash of spices used; stir 1-2 minutes. Add broth and stir until thickened, add sour cream and heat till well blended and just bubbling. Return meatballs and pour back into serving dish.

Yield: about 125 meatballs or 10-12 servings.

By Joanne C Barrier

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