Easy Swedish Meatballs

Recipe Easy Swedish Meatballs


  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup thickened cream
  • 250g pork mince
  • 250g beef mince
  • 1/2 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup cold mashed potato
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 30g butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 3 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce, to serve
  • Steamed green beans, to serve
  • Extra mashed potato, to serve
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill sprigs


  1. Combine breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup cream in a bowl. Stand for 5 minutes. Add mince, onion, egg, potato and allspice. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Roll 2 level tablespoons of mince mixture into balls.
  2. Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs, in batches, turning, for 4 to 5 minutes or until browned all over. Drain on paper towel.
  3. Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add flour. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until mixture bubbles. Gradually stir in stock, worcestershire sauce and remaining cream. Bring to the boil.
  4. Return meatballs to pan. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through and sauce has thickened. Serve with cranberry sauce, beans and extra mash. Sprinkle with dill.

(Recipe sourced and adapted from taste.com)