Creamy Swedish meatballs

Creamy Swedish meatballs

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
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Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze raw meatballs only
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal236
  • fat12g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein29g
  • salt0.21g
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  • 1 onion, finely chopped



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  • 450g minced pork (or lamb)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 sprigs dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3-4 tbsp soured cream


  1. Mix together the onion, pork, egg yolk and half the dill in a bowl. Lightly wet your hands, then shape the mixture into 12 balls, each about the size of golf ball.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Tip in the meatballs and fry, turning often, for about 12-15 mins until golden all over. Mix together sour cream and remaining dill, then spoon over the meatballs. Serve with mashed potato or tagliatelle.

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4th Nov, 2008
Really tasty meatballs. I served with rice and mash and it was enjoyed by all my family. I would say that the cooking time needs to be extended quite a bit to ensure meat cooked properly. I finished them off under the grill for an extra bit of crispiness.
23rd Oct, 2008
I also fry the onion till it is brown and then add to the mince, I also add chopped garlic to it as well. At the end I remove the meatballs from the pan add a splash of sherry and simmer for 1 minute add the sour cream and serve over the meatballs.
17th Oct, 2008
delicious with instant mash.
26th Jul, 2008
Absolutely amazing! Made it with pork, left the dill out and seasoned well. Very nice!
19th Jun, 2008
My family and I did not like this at all...........
5th Jun, 2008
These were so delicious served with chips loganberry jelly and the ikea meatball sauce yummm
1st Jun, 2008
Made this for boyfriend and room mate with tagliatelle. We used qourn meatballs. It was devoured almost before I had time to get myself a plate!
15th May, 2008
really nice family recipe went well with tagliatelle children and adults enjoyed this one!!
19th Apr, 2008
This is a lovely realy lovely recipe but a few the meatballs crumbled in the pan however most survived and they were yummy.
13th Apr, 2008
Really like this one! We have it with tagliatelle which works really well!


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