Swedish Meatballs (From a Swede!)7 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 30 min
- Ready In: 50 min
“This is my mom's Swedish meatball recipe. This isn't the kind a lot of people are used to in a creamy white sauce. She served them every Christmas Eve in a chafing dish as part of the 'Smörgåsbord.' My mom used to have a vegetable sour cream and a lingonberry sauce on the table for those that might want to dip these in something.” - by LindaT
Original recipe yields 48 tiny meatballs
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a frying pan over low heat; cook and stir onion in melted butter until lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes.
- Mix bread crumbs, water, and half-and-half in a large bowl; let stand for about 2 minutes. Stir cooked onion, ground beef, ground pork, salt, white pepper, and sugar into bread crumb mixture until thoroughly mixed. Shape mixture into about 48 very small meatballs.
- Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet; add meatballs. Brown slowly, allowing about 25 minutes, until meatballs are fully cooked in the middle and no longer pink. Shake pan occasionally to cook evenly.
Amount Per Serving (24 total)
- 69 cal
- 5.5 g
- 1.4 g
- < 1%
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (7)Rate This Recipe
"Very good. We added about 1/4 c finely shredded hard cheese. I would also suggest dusting your hands with flour to keep them from sticking to you. The flavor was very nice, make sure to cook them s..." See morelow but not too slow because they will burn."
"We liked this simple recipe. I used all beef and less salt. I was not sure what a "very small" meatball is, but I ended up using two skillets to spread mine out a bit...." See more"
"This is the real deal! This is the same recipe I have been cooking for years. I found it in my grandmother's Swedish-English cookbook decades ago. I had sworn myself to secrecy about divluging it b..." See moreut it really is too good not to share! I do chill the meat mixture for a couple of hours before rolling them into balls. A melon ball scoop works wonders for portioning. My family of four enjoys these as a main course, so I always double the original recipe. Have patience - making these is a true labor of love!"
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