Classic Swedish meatballs

Classic Swedish meatballs

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(49 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


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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  • 400g lean pork mince
  • 1 egg, beaten



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  • 1 small onion, finely chopped or grated



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

    Olive oil

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


  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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5th Jul, 2012
I've made these again and again. Very tasty!
16th May, 2012
To the person who doesnt eat pork beef works really well and if not then you can try sausage meat-delicious!
28th Mar, 2012
A family favourite in my house. I serve with mash and peas,clean plates all around.
29th Feb, 2012
Really enjoyed making these, and tasted great served with rice and salad.
27th Feb, 2012
Fantastic . Left out the dill and used mixed dred Italian herbs in the meatballs . Kids said it was worth 20 out of 10.
25th Jan, 2012
Nice, but needed a little something extra, garlic maybe? Not really bothered about the authenticity of it, just need more of an indepth taste.
15th Jan, 2012
Whole family loved this recipe, I served it up with mash as well as spaghetti and on both occasions, clean plates all round
25th Dec, 2011
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
27th Oct, 2011
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
25th Sep, 2011
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!


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