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Swedish Meatballs

Get ready to do the cha-cha with these Swedish meatballs! With a creamy gravy sauce and delicate spices, they're a party in your mouth that will have you dancing for joy. Serve them up on toothpicks for a fun and easy appetizer that everyone will love.

Tasty Team
95% would make again

25 minutes

Swedish Meatballs

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25 minutes


for 40 meatballs


  • 1 lb ground beef (455 g)
  • 1 lb ground pork (455 g)
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs (50 g)
  • ½ cup onion (75 g), finely minced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (10 g), finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Swedish Gravy

  • ¼ cup butter (55 g)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour (30 g)
  • 2 cups beef broth (480 mL)
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 cup heavy cream (240 mL)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley, chopped, to serve

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 109
  • Fat 7g
  • Carbs 2g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 6g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a medium-size bowl mix together the beef, pork, bread crumbs, onion, parsley, garlic, eggs, salt, and pepper until just combined.
  3. Take a walnut size of the meat mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining meat and transfer to an oiled rack on a sheet tray.
  4. Bake meatballs for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside.
  5. Melt butter in a pan on medium heat and allow it to brown slightly. Stir in the flour completely and cook for about 1 minute creating a pale roux.
  6. Add the beef broth, stir, and cook until it thickens.
  7. Add in the ground allspice, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and the heavy cream, stir, and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the meatballs and coat them with the gravy.
  9. Sprinkle with the parsley, poke with toothpicks, and serve!
  10. Enjoy!
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Swedish Meatballs

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