Swedish meatballs served in a pan

Swedish meatballs

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins 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

Nutrition and extra info

  • meatballs only
  • Healthy

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal323
  • fat18g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre6g
  • protein24g
  • salt1.04g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 1 small garlic clove, finely grated
  • 375g lean pork mince
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • grating of nutmeg
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    nut-meg

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

  • 50g fine fresh breadcrumbs
  • 300ml hot low-salt beef stock
  • ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp fat-free natural yogurt
  • 400g spring greens, shredded
    Spring greens

    Spring greens

    sp-ring gr-eens

    Spring greens are the first cabbages of the year. They have fresh, loose heads without the hard…

  • lingonberry or cranberry sauce, to serve

Method

  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. 

  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. 

  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.

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

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