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Swedish meatballs served in a pan

Healthy Swedish meatballs

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus cooling and chilling
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Cook pork mince meatballs and serve with classic lingonberry or cranberry sauce and spring greens for a healthy, low-calorie family meal

  • Freezable (meatballs only)
  • Healthy
Nutrition: Per serving
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  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove , finely grated
  • 375g lean pork mince
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • grating of nutmeg
  • 50g fine fresh breadcrumbs
  • 300ml hot low-salt beef stock
  • ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp fat-free natural yogurt
  • 400g spring greens , shredded
  • lingonberry or cranberry sauce , to serve


  • STEP 1

    Put 1 tbsp rapeseed oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and fry for 10 mins or until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min. Leave to cool.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the cooled onions, pork mince, egg yolk, a good grating of nutmeg and the breadcrumbs in a bowl with your hands until well combined. Form into 12 balls and chill for 15 mins.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and fry the meatballs for 5 mins over a medium heat, turning often until golden. Pour over the stock and bubble for 8-10 mins or until it has reduced a little. Stir through the mustard and yogurt.

  • STEP 4

    Steam the greens for 5 mins or until tender. Serve the meatballs with the greens and a dollop of the sauce.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2019

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