Swedish Meatballs (Svenska Kottbullar) Recipe

Swedish Meatballs (Svenska Kottbullar) Recipe

How To Make Swedish Meatballs (Svenska Kottbullar) Recipe

Meatball dishes are the easiest, go-to meals if you’re looking for something filling! Simply take some ground beef, add in some spices, and roll it into a ball. With our meatball recipes, you have yourself a truly versatile ingredient. You can fry your meatballs, broil, bake, or even braise them in sauce. So what are you waiting for? Grab your favorite ground meat, and get rolling with our meatball recipes!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Lingonberry sauce, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, milk, onion, egg, salt, black pepper, allspice, and nutmeg. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.

  2. Shape the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.

  3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add meatballs and cook until browned on all sides. Remove meatballs from the skillet and set aside.

  4. In the same skillet, sprinkle flour over the melted butter. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  5. Slowly pour in beef broth while whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Continue whisking until the gravy thickens.

  6. Stir in heavy cream and return the meatballs to the skillet. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce thickens.

  7. Serve the Swedish meatballs with lingonberry sauce and mashed potatoes or noodles.


  • Calories : 481kcal
  • Total Fat : 29g
  • Saturated Fat : 14g
  • Cholesterol : 164mg
  • Sodium : 1049mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 18g
  • Dietary Fiber : 1g
  • Sugars : 2g
  • Protein : 35g
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