Classic Swedish meatballs

Classic Swedish meatballs

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(45 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Now you can recreate the meatballs you've enjoyed on furniture shopping trips at home...

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal301
  • fat13g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein26g
  • salt1.73g
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Ingredients

  • 400g lean pork mince
  • 1 egg, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped or grated
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 85g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped dill, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp each olive oil and butter
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 400ml hot beef stock (from a cube is fine)

Method

  1. In a bowl, mix the mince with the egg, onion, breadcrumbs, dill and seasoning. Form into small meatballs about the size of walnuts – you should get about 20.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan and brown the meatballs. You may have to do this in 2 batches. Remove from pan, melt the butter, then sprinkle over the flour and stir well. Cook for 2 mins, then slowly whisk in the stock. Keep whisking until it is a thick gravy, then return the meatballs to the pan and heat through. Sprinkle with dill and serve with cranberry jelly, greens and mash.

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smellysocks
16th May, 2012
To the person who doesnt eat pork beef works really well and if not then you can try sausage meat-delicious!
seramol
28th Mar, 2012
5.05
A family favourite in my house. I serve with mash and peas,clean plates all around.
wildrose9104
29th Feb, 2012
Really enjoyed making these, and tasted great served with rice and salad.
helenlapsley
27th Feb, 2012
5.05
Fantastic . Left out the dill and used mixed dred Italian herbs in the meatballs . Kids said it was worth 20 out of 10.
lesandricko21
25th Jan, 2012
3.05
Nice, but needed a little something extra, garlic maybe? Not really bothered about the authenticity of it, just need more of an indepth taste.
shroom
15th Jan, 2012
4.05
Whole family loved this recipe, I served it up with mash as well as spaghetti and on both occasions, clean plates all round
liezeldutoit
25th Dec, 2011
5.05
Absolutely delicious. Served it with mash, winter greems and cranberry sauce on Christmas eve. After browining them I put them into a dish with the stock in the oven for 20 minutes and they were perfect
sokelengl
27th Oct, 2011
5.05
This is a delicious recipe and it doesn't need a lot of preparation. It goes well with pasta. For anyone looking for authentic recipe, you may try to cook the sauce with sour cream. Lisa www.bakingfrenzy.com
karenmakeham
25th Sep, 2011
5.05
Excellent! I varied it with mince beef and dried mixed herbs. The gravy was lovely and I served it with spaghetti. My partner loved it!
spenny1971
8th Sep, 2011
5.05
Made for the first time today, they were fab!! Will pay more attention to the sauce next time as I chucked it together and did a smaller quantity as there was only myself, bit to buttery on this occassion!! Well recommend the recipe!!

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