Swedish-style meatballs served in bowls

Super-versatile meatballs

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4

Serve these meatballs Swedish-style with potatoes and lingonberry jam. You can also pack them in a wide-necked thermos with pasta for kids to take to school

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal314
  • fat13g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.8g


  • ½ medium onion, roughly chopped



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

  • 85g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 200g lean pork mince
  • 200g turkey mince
  • grating of nutmeg



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

  • 1 tbsp plain flour plus more for dusting
  • rapeseed oil for frying
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

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  • 1 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 400ml hot beef stock
  • 2 tbsp single cream


  1. Whizz the onion, breadcrumbs and parsley in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the mince, nutmeg and seasoning. Use the pulse button to mix but don’t overdo it or you’ll make a paste. Form into 20 walnut-sized meatballs and dust with flour.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the meatballs in batches until they are browned all over, then carefully lift them out with a slotted spoon and drain them on kitchen paper.

  3. Melt the butter in the pan, 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 cook them for 5 mins. Stir in the cream. Before serving, check one to see if they are cooked all the way through to the centre.

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ela_yar's picture
11th Feb, 2019
Nice, quick and easy to make. Kids liked it. I served it with potato mash and green beans.
1st Feb, 2019
This will only serve 2-3 adults but it is very nice. I use beef consomme instead of stock and serve with mash, green beans, peas and cranberry sauce
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