Scandi meatballs

Scandi meatballs

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Put mushroom soup to clever use in this Scandinavian-style beef meatball dish with dill sauce

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal302
  • fat23g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein16g
  • salt2.5g


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 12 beef meatballs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped



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  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 294g can condensed mushroom soup
  • ½ x small pack dill, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp mustard - French, wholegrain, or whatever you have in your cupboard



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  • mashed potato and cooked cabbage, to serve



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  1. Heat the oil in a large lidded pan. Cook the meatballs for 3-4 mins over a medium heat, turning often so that they brown all over. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain away any excess oil, reserving about 1 tbsp.

  2. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook for 4-5 mins, stirring to soften. Stir in the soup with half a can of water. Return the meatballs to the pan and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat, cover and simmer for a further 10-15 mins until the meatballs are cooked through. Stir in the dill, mustard and some seasoning. Serve with mashed potato and cabbage.

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8th Jun, 2018
Very 70s - if you like cooking with soup :).
29th Aug, 2016
Made with pork meatballs rather than beef. Really tasty and a good family meal which we'll be having again.
27th May, 2015
I agree with the other comments - nothing to write home about. I stirred some baby spinach into the sauce because it needed using before I went away and to up the veg content but thought the use of condensed mushroom sauce made it all a bit gluey - think you could have done better frying some mushrooms with the onions and garlic and then making a sauce with cream or soured cream/crème fraiche. Would also have used more dill.
Frantic Flapjack
1st Apr, 2014
An unusual way of serving meatballs. Tasted okay but they didn't look great. These were okay for a family meal but wouldn't serve to friends.
6th Mar, 2014
Easy to make. OK taste but don't think I would make again. There are better things to do with meatballs!
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