Yield: 75 meatballs

Authentic Swedish Meatballs

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

This Authentic Swedish Meatballs recipe is delicious enough for a weeknight meal, and impressive enough for guests! You'll love the creamy sauce and the sides of cucumbers and lingonberries!


For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup minced onion (1 small white onion)**see note below
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

For the sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp parsley


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, minced onion, breadcrumbs, seasonings, eggs, and heavy cream. Using your hands, combine ingredients completely until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Roll mixture into 1-inch sized meatballs, packing tightly. Set aside until all the mixture is used. You should be able to make about 75 meatballs.
  3. Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium high heat. Add meatballs in a single layer with a little bit of space between each one. Cook several minutes then rotate the meatballs to cook evenly on all sides. Once cooked, remove meatballs onto a serving plate, and add more (I had to do about 3 rounds).
  4. Once all the meatballs are cooked, remove them all from the pan and add the butter for the sauce. Using a whisk, melt butter with the drippings in the pan. Sprinkle the flour over the melted butter and whisk over medium heat for about 1 minute. Add in the beef stock, salt, pepper, and allspice. Whisk until no lumps (except the possible meatball pieces from the pan). Turn heat down to low, add in the heavy cream, and simmer for another 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the sauce is thickened, return the meatballs to the skillet and simmer until heated (only takes a couple minutes).
  5. To serve, sprinkle with parsley. Enjoy with mashed potatoes!


**Minced onion is easy to do! Peel your small white onion, and using a grater (or zester) rub onion over the zester (over a bowl) until the entire onion is grated. It will be a mushy, watery mess...which is exactly what you want!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 606Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 215mgSodium: 706mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 45g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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