Two Swedish meatball burgers served in burger buns

Swedish meatball burgers

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus 1 hr chilling


Serves 6

Love Swedish meatballs? Here we’ve transformed them into a burger that kids will adore – choose beef or pork mince, the flavours will be the same

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal175
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein18g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 500g lean beef or pork mince



    The classic choice of meat for a British Sunday roast. Beef is full of flavour, as…

  • 1 onion, coarsely grated



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  • 1 egg, beaten



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  • 25g dried breadcrumbs
  • grated nutmeg



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

  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • burger buns, sliced cheese, lettuce, sliced tomato and lingonberry sauce (optional), to serve


  1. Tip the mince, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, nutmeg and garlic powder into a large bowl and generously season with black pepper. Mix everything together using your hands, then shape the mixture into six patties. Transfer to a plate, cover and chill for 1 hr or up to a day.

  2. Heat a barbecue to medium or until a thin layer of coals has turned grey. Cook the burgers for 10 mins, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and cooked through. Top with sliced cheese during the final 2 mins of cooking time, if you like. 

  3. Serve the burgers in the buns topped with the lettuce, tomato and lingonberry sauce, if you like.

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