Malmö meatball subs

Malmö meatball subs

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Prep: 35 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus chilling


Makes 16 meatballs for 8 subs

Serve a sandwich with a difference – these Swedish meatball rolls are flavoured with caraway and served with cucumber, dill, and cranberry

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per sub

  • kcal376
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre3g
  • protein18g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 1-2 tbsp sunflower oil, for frying
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • ⅓ cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill (optional)
  • 4 sub rolls, halved, or 1 long, thin baguette, cut into 5cm chunks
  • jar cranberry sauce


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

For the meatballs

  • 300g pack pork mince
  • 50g breadcrumb
  • 1 tsp caraway or fennel seeds
  • 1 egg, beaten



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

  • 3 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • good grating nutmeg



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury


  1. Mix all the meatball ingredients together with plenty of seasoning, then shape into walnut-sized balls. Freeze for 30 mins to firm up if the party is about to start, or chill in the fridge for up to 24 hrs.

  2. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Roll the meatballs in the oil in a baking tray, then roast for 20 mins until browned and cooked through.

  3. When the meatballs are nearly ready, mix the vinegar and sugar in a mixing bowl to dissolve, then stir in the cucumber and dill, if using.

  4. Split the baguette chunks, rolls or subs and spread with a little cranberry sauce. Add some cucumber and 2-3 meatballs, arrange on a platter and serve.

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Pierre Jalon
15th May, 2017
Wow these are terrible, may just be my taste pallet but damn! Dill is not a nice herb.
8th Jun, 2013
Love these Swedish flavours!
20th May, 2013
These were absolutely delicious and really easy to make. The combination of flavours works really well!
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5th Jul, 2020
Instead of cranberry sauce for a more authentic Swedish recipe, try lingonberry.
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